CORONAVIRUS: GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES INCLUDING SOME SPECIFIC TO PREGNANCY
As concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue, NHSA will do our best to keep you informed with the latest information available. This list will be updated as more information comes our way. Note that many of these resources have even more resources! Of course, be sure to look at the other two columns on this page with more information about COVID-19. Please visit us often to see what new resources we've added! And if you come across something that you think should be added, please let NHSA know.
4th Trimester Project, Coronavirus for New Moms
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Practice Advisory, March 2020
American Public Health Association (APHA), COVID-19
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Before and Beyond, Getting Pregnant - or Not - During the TIme of Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus 2019 Situational Summary
HealthDay, Follow COVID- 19 on the Live Blog
Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), Private Health Coverage of COVID-19 Key Facts and Issues
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Kresge Foundation, Live Updates: COVID-19 resources from our partners and community
March of Dimes, News Moms Need Blog:
March of Dimes, Web Content on COVID-19 with links to CDC
MedPage Today, FAQs about COVID-19
National Association of Community Health Workers, COVID-19 Resources - NACHW
Smart Mother's Guide, Five Things Pregnant Women Should Know about the Coronavirus
What to Expect, What to Know about Coronavirus If You're Pregnant
What to Expect Project has all sorts of helpful coronavirus-related articles; click here to go to there Coronavirus News page!
World Health Organization, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
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Important Information Regarding COVID-19 for Pregnant and Nursing Women
Are pregnant women more susceptible to COVID-19? Currently, there is no scientific information that states susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19. The CDC says that the immunologic and physiologic changes that pregnant women experience might make them more susceptible to respiratory infections that could include COVID-19. It is important that pregnant women engage in normal preventive measures to avoid infections, such as hand washing and avoiding encountering people who are sick.
Transmission through Breastmilk. Currently, there is no evidence of the coronavirus being found in breastmilk or about the transmission of the virus through breastmilk. A mother with confirmed COVID-19 or who is possibly symptomatic should take all precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant, including washing her hands before touching the infant and wearing a face mask, if possible, while breastfeeding.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) published a "Practice Advisory" on COVID-19 on March 13, 2020, in which they state, "Currently available data on COVID-19 does not indicate that pregnant women are at increased risk." Later in the document, it states, "There are rare exceptions when breastfeeding or expressed breast milk is not recommended." Here is the link for this detailed resource paper: https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Practice-Advisories/Practice-Advisory-Novel-Coronavirus2019
The American Academy of Pediatrics has an article dated March 16, 2020, titled, "COVID-19 less severe in children than adults: study." Click here: https://www.aappublications.org/news/2020/03/16/coronavirus031620
Link to the materials for the March 12, 2020, CDC webinar with information on COVID-19 as it relates to pregnant women: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/callinfo_031220.asp
CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: BREASTFEEDING, INFANTS & KIDS
NHSA has compiled this list of resources that we hope will help parents and others navigate the coronavirus situation. We will add to the list as we come across more resources.
Amazing Educational Resources, comprehensive and ever growing list for parents to use while home schooling or to manage cabin fever
American Heart Assiociation/Voices for Kids: Coronavirus Resources You Can Use
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Tips to Help Young Parents Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 and Children
Men's Health, I'm Raising a Newborn in Self-Isolation
Rotterdam Orchestra, Beethoven's 9th Played from their Homes
NHSA is not endorsing or vouching for, has not vetted or evaluated, and is not responsible for the quality of services or information provided by third parties. The links are provided for convenience only and are not an endorsement of either the linked-to entity or any product or service.