Pregnancy and Covid-19
Pregnant at the time of the pandemic? It is a scary time for everyone in the world with Covid-19 around, being pregnant at this time makes it even more scary. Being pregnant is an exciting but nerve-racking time for women, with the extra stress of Corona Virus, pregnant women are more scared then ever.
This blog post will give you information on pregnancy and Covid-19 to help you feel a little bit more relaxed once you have the facts.
There is no evidence that being pregnant puts you more at risk of becoming seriously ill from Covid-19 than anyone else. Being pregnant and having any other health issues can put you more at risk. Issues such as diabetes, heart conditions or any other underlining health issues.
For now, pregnant women have been included in the ‘clinically venerable’ list as a precaution. Keeping pregnant women away from Covid-19 as much as possible as there is still not enough information on Covid-19 and how it can have an impact pregnant women.
What you can do to help
There are little steps that everyone can take to help keep germs away and prevent any infection.
- Washing you had as much as possible- Touching any door handles/ counter tops , little things that we do everyday which could cause harm.
- Try to stay indoors more- Staying in isn’t always a bad thing, try to do once big shop a week instead of popping out 3 or 4 times for something. This will cut your changes of coming into contact with the virus.
- Not socialising as much- We know its hard not seeing friends and family especially when your are pregnant, but seeing less people will also lower your changes of coming into contact with anyone who has the virus.
- Staying away from anyone that may have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 its not worth meeting up with a friend who might have the virus when it could put you and your baby at risk.
Making sure that you still go to all your doctors appointments as it is important not to miss any scans or critical information from your nurse/ Doctor. You can talk to your healthcare advisor about having appointments over the phone or over zoom when possible.
Having a healthy lifestyle is an important factor, making sure that you are eating well and exercising with the consent of your doctor can improve your mental and physical health.
Making sure you are up to date of your jabs. This includes the flu jab, it is recommended that pregnant women get the flu jab as getting both Covid-19 and the flu at the same time can be dangerous. You should encourage others in the same household as you to also get the flu jab.
The birth of your baby-
If you are planning to give birth at a hospital the birthing experience may be different to how you had pictured. The rules and regulating at hospitals have changed a lot since Covid-19. It is likely that hospitals will only allow one birthing partner during your time in hospital. This will normally depend on the hospital and its rules. Some hospitals aren’t letting any birthing partners in. The best thing to do is fine out what the rules are where you are planning to give birth. Some hospitals may tests yourself and your birthing partner to make sure you don’t have Covid-19. If you are planning to give birth at Queens clinic under our care we will make are you are if safe hands. The Doctors and nurses at the clinic are trained to the highest quality.
Once your baby is born you’ll find that you will be more cautious than ever, worrying about Covid-19 more then before. Try not to let it overwhelm you. Try to limit the people that visit you and your baby. Make sure that they are also limiting the people they see and to not create a big bubble. You may find it difficult not being able to see family as much as you’d like. Noone pictures having a baby through a pandemic. Remember video calls and walks outside are a great way for you to still feel connected to everyone you love.
We are here to support you-
We want you to have a stress free and enjoyable pregnancy, at Queens clinic we offer a range of pregnancy and maternity services that are tailored around you and your baby.
Our services include:
For more information on any of the above please feel free to contact us at
020 7935 5540