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Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People
At Increased Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19
Updated Aug. 16, 2021
What You Need to Know
Although the overall risk of severe illness is low, pregnant people and recently pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared to non-pregnant people.
Having certain underlying medical conditions, and other factors, including age, can further increase a pregnant or recently pregnant (for at least 42 days following end of pregnancy) person’s risk for developing severe COVID-19 illness.
Pregnant people with COVID-19 are also at increased risk for preterm birth (delivering the baby earlier than 37 weeks) and might be at increased risk for other poor pregnancy outcomes.
Pregnant and recently pregnant people and those who live with or visit them need to take steps to protect themselves from getting sick with COVID-19.
For More Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnant-people.html