Pregnancy in the time of Corona

Pregnancy in the time of Corona

Renske Gosselink

Since the end of 2019 COVID-19 is spreading rapidly around the world. If you are pregnant or just had a baby, you might be concerned. Are you at a risk if you are pregnant? What are the dangers for your baby? We collected some expert advice and resources that answer the most pressing questions.

Pregnancy & Birth

Emily Oster, economist and bestselling author of the books Expecting Better and Cribsheet (Amazon Affiliate links), gives a few thoughts and answers some of your questions:

  • What if I get the Corona virus?
  • Should I avoid prenatal visits?
  • I am worried about the hospitals in my area being overwhelmed when I’m due; should I induce early?
  • Should I have a home birth?
  • Can I let other people see the baby? 

Emily Oster launched a COVID Explained website to answer all your questions. All about testing, how does immunity work?, and answers to questions like 'Can you get the virus from food'? 

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One of the great advantages of breastfeeding is that it offers protection against respiratory infections in various ways. Mothers exposed to the virus start to produce antibodies and other immune factors that are passed on to the baby through breast milk. This reduces the risk of the baby getting sick.

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