Covid-19, Pregnancy and Newborns

Frequently updated resources

Article by Carry staff writers. Updated June 2021

Hey there. We know it’s a scary time and questions about COVID-19 and pregnancy and newborns abound. We recommend two excellent resources that are continuously listening for updates from the scientific community and compiling the latest studies for your understanding.

Evidence Based Birth

“...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).

Further down on the EBB Covid-19 page is an excellent Research Update section that updates every month. You can also sign up for a free email newsletter.

There is a comprehensive podcast episode (#164) from late February summarizing the latest data at the top of the page. Or, find it on YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts.

COVID Explained

“We are a team of researchers and students at Brown, MIT, Harvard, Mass General and elsewhere. We care about getting information out there.”

Covid-related analyses and commentary themed around basics, FAQ (hot topics you might see in the media), Kids and Families, and pregnancy.

This team of world class economists, mathematicians, doctors, researchers and writers is spearheaded by economist Emily Oster, author of data-driven books on pregnancy (Expecting Better) and early parenting (Cribsheet)(check them out), and Galit Alter, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

New Data on Pregnancy and Vaccines compiled by Emily Oster on her ParentData blog (April 29, 2021) (RECOMMENDED)

Links to latest research, including coronavirus guidelines from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (US) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK).

In addition to knowing the data, 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 and be well!

The Carry app offers yoga and mindfulness for those pregnant and postpartum. Quick sessions starting at 5 minutes leave you feeling better mentally and physically. Download the Carry app on iOS and start your one week free trial.

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