Uncertainty is a word that sums up the sentiment of many pregnant women seeking answers about how the new coronavirus can affect them and not necessarily finding them.
“There are not very good answers there for anyone, so the mind can go crazy with the possibilities,” says Rachel Storniolo, a 36-year-old woman who lives in Philadelphia and whose baby is born in May.
“What we know about other coronaviruses such as SARS and pregnancy is that pregnant women may have a more severe disease, but we really don’t know,” says Denise Jamienson, chief of gynecology and obstetrics at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.RELATED
However, there are some encouraging signs to keep in mind, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some important guidelines in this regard. We will explain them to you below.