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COVID-19 Resources: General & 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

APHA, COVID-19 Guidance for At-Risk Populations

Baby Basics book: The What to Expect Project wants to help and know the Baby Basics books are a great resource. Click here to order books. If you need assistance to pay by check, call 646-306-2116.

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

You'll find many related topics on the KFF website. Here's an example of one more:

KFF, Coronavirus Puts a Spotlight on Paid Leave Policies

Kresge Foundation, Live Updates: COVID-19 resources from our partners and community

March of Dimes, News Moms Need Blog:

          English: https://newsmomsneed.marchofdimes.org/hot-topics/5-things-to-know-about-the-new-coronavirus-and-pregnancy


         Spanish: http://blog.nacersano.org/complicaciones-y-riesgos/que-puede-hacer-para-ayudar-a-prevenir-la-enfermedad-de-coronavirus/


March of Dimes, Web Content on COVID-19 with links to CDC

MedPage Today, FAQs about COVID-19

Men's Health, What Experts Say You Should Do If You're Exposed to the Coronavirus

National Association of Community Health Workers, COVID-19 Resources - NACHW

Smart Mother's Guide, Five Things Pregnant Women Should Know about the Coronavirus

Vox, Why COVID-19 is worse than the flu, in one chart

Vox, How to prepare for staying at home

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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Coronavirus, Pregnancy & Breastmilk

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








COVID-19 Resources about Infants & Children


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

CDC, COVID-19 and Breastfeeding

Child Trends, Resources for Supporting Children's Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Trends, School-based  health centers can deliver care to vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Men's Health, I'm Raising a Newborn in Self-Isolation

NHSA, Resource List for Kids & Children

Rotterdam Orchestra, Beethoven's 9th Played from their Homes

What to Expect, Coronavirus and Breastfeeding: What Nursing Moms Should Know about COVID-19

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.

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