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There are things you can do to protect your health and the health of your baby.
Experts recommend getting the COVID-19 vaccine if you are planning a pregnancy, are pregnant, were recently pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
You are at higher risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19 if you are pregnant or were recently pregnant. And having COVID-19 while pregnant increases your risk of preterm labor and stillbirth. The same steps that can help prevent COVID-19 will also help prevent other viral infections, like colds and the flu.
Talk to your doctor if you're concerned about your baby's risk of infection.
If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, like a fever or a cough:
Call your doctor if you have any symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19, like a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath.
Current as of:
June 28, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: June 28, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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