What You Need To Know
About COVID-19

please note that the information shared by ChoiceOne will be derived from government, medical and other vetted sources

protect-yourself-and-your-baby-print.jpg

Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

At Increased Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19

 

Updated Aug. 16, 2021

Languages

Print

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