COVID-19 FactCheck

What do we know about pregnant women and COVID-19?

It is not currently known if pregnant women are more susceptible to COVID-19 than the general public, nor whether they are more likely to have a serious illness as a result.


As a pregnant woman, you should continue to:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Practice physical distancing

Also, please continue to seek prenatal care.

Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch

Remember, pregnant women can be badly affected by respiratory infections. You have the power to protect pregnant women around you. Please take extra precautions to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19.

Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch

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