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Coronavirus: Am I at risk during pregnancy?

As a precaution, pregnant women have been told to be particularly strict about avoiding social contact, so they reduce their risk of catching coronavirus. But what do we know about its impact on pregnancy?

HFEA letter to fertility patients regarding Covid-19

“23 March 2020

An open letter to fertility patients: 

Sally Cheshire CBE, Chair HFEA 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

As Chair of the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology), the regulator responsible for overseeing all UK fertility clinics, I wanted to write an open letter to all of you who are currently undergoing or were planning fertility treatment at this difficult time.

Preparing To Give Birth During A Pandemic

Back in 1976, my mother came home to Britain from India eight months pregnant, not having seen a single midwife, doctor or nurse for the entirety of her pregnancy. Everything she knew about babies, she now only half jokes, came from what she’d read on the side of a box of tampons. She gave birth just a week later to my older sister, a happy, healthy – if surprisingly hairy – baby.