While researchers work tirelessly to learn more about COVID and its effects on pregnancy, expectant mothers continue to face increased levels of stress and uncertainty. Though there are still many unknown factors and the overall risk is low, recent studies suggest that pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people. To keep mom and baby safe during these unprecedented times, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers the following recommendations:
- maintaining prenatal care appointments
- wearing a mask and other recommended PPE, if applicable, at work and in public
- washing hands frequently
- maintaining physical distancing
- limiting contact with other individuals as much as practicable
- maintaining an adequate supply of preparedness resources including medications
How to manage stress, anxiety, and depression
- Reach out to family and friends to talk via phone calls, texts, and online chats
- Speak with your OB-GYN or other healthcare provider about treatment and support resources you can access over the phone or online
- Take care of your body with physical activity and breathing techniques
Staying Healthy with GenPath Women’s Health, a Division of BioReference
At GenPath Women’s Health, we are proud to offer a variety of tests to support you through your pregnancy, ranging from routine to specialty tests like non-invasive prenatal screening and carrier screens. We also continue to offer PCR and antibody testing for COVID-19. Click here to view our test menu. Please remember that a patient cannot order their own tests, and a doctor’s requisition or lab script is required for all testing.
Our patient service centers are following social distancing rules to minimize the risk of infection. Please wear a mask before entering, keep at least 6 feet away from other patients, and if a waiting room is at max capacity, please wait outside. If you have a fever or other lower respiratory illness symptoms and have been exposed to coronavirus, please do not enter our facility for the safety of our staff and other patient
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