Covid-19, Pregnancy and Newborns
Frequently updated resources
Article by Carry staff writers. Updated January 2022
Questions about COVID-19 and pregnancy and newborns abound as this pandemic stretches on (ugh). Here are excellent resources that are continuously listening for updates from the scientific community and compiling the latest studies for our understanding. Bottom line: get vaccinated to protect yourself and your little ones.
Your Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy, Answered
We loved this Dec 2021 interview via theSkimm with physician Dr. Temeka Zore summarizing the latest data, explaining why some of the pregnant population has been vaccine-hesitant, and debunking those myths.
“...We are continually monitoring the situation and our research team is examining the best available resources. We will keep this page updated with relevant information for both pregnant parents and birth professionals.” EBB is founded and led by a nurse with her PhD, and is a trusted, non-biased source for the most current, evidence-based information on pregnancy and childbirth (a great group to follow anyways, and one of our cofounders Heather Christine is an EBB instructor).
Links to latest research, including coronavirus guidelines from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (US) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK).
Finally, as you get closer to meeting your baby or babies, make sure you know the guidelines from your provider regarding your birth place. Check back for any updates as the rules can change. Be informed and empowered. Take good care of your physical health as well as your mental health and seek help when you need it.
Despite these weary times, having a baby (or a few!) is a sensational, awesome reminder of the hope and beauty of life. You got this. Wear a mask, vax and boost, and be well!
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