Being pregnant and having a baby during the Covid Pandemic can be stressful.
Fortunately a pregnant woman is not at higher risk of getting Covid but may have more severe complications related to Covid infection in pregnancy. There is also no vertical transmission of the virus from mother to baby through the placenta.
If you are pregnant and have symptoms listed in the questionnaire on the right suggestive of a Covid infection, please go and get tested and then stay at home until you have the results. Please inform me of these results as soon as you get them.
You can take Tylenol for fever and pain. Do not take Advil/Motrin/Aleve or any other Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) while pregnant.
If you are feeling extremely ill and or having trouble breathing please call the 811 hotline or (604) 875-2154 for advice on where to go to get help.
IN THE HOSPITAL
The same rules apply during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.
We encourage as short a hospital stay as possible.
Please do not come to the office or hospital if you answer YES to any of the questions below. Please go and get a COVID swab and please inform us of the result.
Have you returned from travel outside of Canada within the past 14 days?
Been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with lab confirmed COVID19 positive?
Lived or worked in a setting that is part of a COVID19 outbreak in the past 14 days?
Been advised to self-isolate or quarantine at home by public health?
Been in close contact with a household member who is sick?
Do you have new onset of COVID-19 like symptoms?