Is pregnancy safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Due to the recency of the outbreak, there is little information on the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and our knowledge is constantly evolving.

While there is still great uncertainty, current recommendations from The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are reassuring and include the following: 

“At this time, pregnant women do not appear to be more severely unwell if they develop COVID-19 infection than the general population. It is expected that the large majority of pregnant women will experience only mild or moderate cold/flu like symptoms." 

“For women who are trying to conceive, or who are in early pregnancy, there is no evidence to suggest an increased risk of miscarriage with COVID-19.”

“Woman should remain reassured, given our extensive knowledge of the impact of the effect of other respiratory viruses, that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 will harm your baby or cause abnormalities.”

Listen to the advice of our expert, Dr Christos Venetis below.

For more detailed information follow these links and do consult with your own doctor about your own health and situation.

Dr Christos Venetis talks about COVID-19 and pregnancy