The Latest on COVID-19

By Improving Maternal Health
April 2, 2020

COVID-19 is a new disease, and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that has spread to the U.S. and around the world. Considered a global pandemic, COVID-19 infects and can spread easily between people. Several unknowns exist about COVID-19, pregnant women, and subsequent transmission between mother and infant, and scientists are examining whether the virus is transmitted vertically from mother to fetus.

Please find the following trusted resources with regards to COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breast-feeding:

National and State-wide Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019

World Health Organization: Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

Kaiser Family Foundation: Novel Coronavirus COVID-19: Special Considerations for Pregnant Women

March of Dimes: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): What you need to know about its impact on moms and babies

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Information for practice advisories and provider resources

Local Information

City of Houston: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Disease Information

Harris County Public Health: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The information and material are for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have. Last updated April 2, 2020