In general, pregnant women are at increased risk of infection and serious illness due to physiological and immunologic changes in their bodies.
While data on COVID-19 are limited, Denise Jamieson, the chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine, said pregnant women should be considered an at-risk group.
The RCOG said: “As this is a very new virus we are just beginning to learn about it.
“There is no evidence to suggest an increased risk of miscarriage.
“There is also no evidence that the virus can pass to your developing baby while you are pregnant (this is called vertical transmission).
“It is therefore considered unlikely that if you have the virus it will cause abnormalities in your baby.”
Published at Fri, 13 Mar 2020 20:19:00 +0000