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Pregnant women and women who were recently pregnant are at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19 than women who are not pregnant. Other conditions, such as being pregnant at an older age or having diabetes or obesity, can further increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This increased risk can last for at least 6 weeks (42 days) after a pregnancy ends.
It is very rare for a mother with COVID-19 to pass the virus to the unborn baby. However, a baby can get the virus if he or she is exposed to it after birth.
Ask your health care provider about ways to protect your baby. A physical barrier can also be used, such as an incubator.
Medicines and vaccines
Cleaning and personal hygiene
Other things to do
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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