Pregnant women had mountains of concern at the beginning of the pandemic, and doctors didn’t have many answers. Now, months after COVID-19 began sweeping across the globe, new studies and CDC reports are out.
While there is still much that is unknown, the picture is beginning to be more clear.
Dr. Denise Jamieson, chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory Healthcare and member of the COVID-19 task force at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, tells NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer that the recent findings “should be somewhat reassuring” to pregnant women and their families.
“However, I still think there are many reasons to be vigilant about COVID-19,” she says. “It’s still really important that pregnant women take measures to protect themselves, and it’s also really important that pregnant women have access to COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they’re available.”