Does Being Pregnant Mean I’m More Likely to Get Sick from Coronavirus?
While there is no current information that says pregnant women have a greater chance of catching COVID-19, there is information that indicates increased risk of serious illness for a pregnant woman compared to a non-pregnant woman.
This is why the CDC states that it is especially important for pregnant women, and those who live with them, to protect themselves from getting COVID-19. The reality is that for anyone, the more people you are around, the closer you interact with them, and the longer that interaction, the higher your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.
If you are pregnant, you should consider the level of risk when deciding whether or not to go out or interact with people who do not live with you. Maintain the recommended preventative actions to avoid infection – wear a mask when you cannot distance from others, stay at least 6 feet away from others outside of your household, avoid people who are sick and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.