“Pregnancy is a time that often causes anxiety for expectant couples. The fear of the unknown and need for reassurance that the baby is safe while it is in the womb and will be safe during labor and birth is paramount in the minds of expectant parents,” shares Emily DeFranco, DO, UC Health maternal-fetal medicine specialist and professor of obstetrics & gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. “Although it appears that pregnancy does not place a woman at higher risk of infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 or its complications, many women have questions about how this pandemic affects other aspects of their prenatal care and delivery plans. We are making all efforts to minimize your risk of being exposed to the virus while continuing to provide the necessary medical care needed to help you have a healthy baby.”
While guidance for pregnant women will continue to evolve, UC Health is here to help put your mind at ease by answering the most commonly asked questions among expecting mothers.