Community First Health Plans remains committed to supporting our pregnant and expecting mothers throughout their journey to motherhood. The current public health pandemic has many women feeling anxious and worried about the impact on the health of their baby.
According to the CDC, pregnant individuals may be at a greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Some pregnant women may have problems with other respiratory viruses like the flu, so it’s important to remain vigilant and protect yourself during your pregnancy.
Please remember to follow the guidance from trusted sources such as the CDC and consult your doctor to make sure you have the right plan of care.
Telemedicine is covered for CFHP Members! Don't let COVID-19 impact the health of you or your baby. Pregnant women should continue to consult their Provider and arrange virtual visits if available.
Can COVID-19 cause problems for my baby or myself?
Based on what the CDC currently knows, COVID-19 may pose an increased risk for pregnancy, such as preterm birth. If you are caring for other children or family members, it’s important to be mindful about reducing your risk of getting sick by teaching them everyday steps to keep them healthy, such as proper hand hygiene!
What can I do if I get sick while pregnant?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) can have similar symptoms to other respiratory viruses, like the cold or the flu. Call your health provider if you start experiencing symptoms such as:
Other symptoms may include a sore throat, chills, muscle pain, headache, or a loss of taste or smell. For emergencies, call 911.
If I test positive while I’m pregnant, can I pass it to my baby?
While there have been cases of babies born to mothers with COVID-19 who have tested positive for the virus, there hasn’t been enough research to know if coronavirus can spread to babies during pregnancy or birth.
Is it safe to deliver my baby in a hospital?
Yes. Hospitals are following required safety guidelines to ensure mother and baby are safe. Most hospitals and health care facilities are taking extra steps such as keeping patients with COVID-19 symptoms away from others or in isolated areas.
UPDATE: With the current rise in COVID-19 cases, some health care facilities and hospitals have restricted visitation and are not permitting visitors except for individuals deemed necessary to the patient’s care. Stay ready and find out which visitors are allowed entrance during COVID-19.