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Advice for pregnant women: Professional bodies’ response to government coronavirus advice for pregnant women to reduce social contact

23 Mar 2020 - 12:53 by michelle.foster

Royal College of Obstertricians and GynaecologistsThe Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, who between them care for and support women and their babies throughout pregnancy, birth and childhood, reiterate that there is currently no new evidence to suggest that pregnant women are at greater risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) than other healthy individuals, or that they can pass the infection to their baby while pregnant. The announcement on 18 March is purely a precautionary measure, to reduce the theoretical risk to the baby’s growth and a risk of preterm birth should the mother become unwell.

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