Pregnant and recently pregnant people : at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19
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Pregnant and recently pregnant people : at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19

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    Updated Mar. 3, 2022

    What You Need to Know

    • To maximize protection from variants and prevent possibly spreading the virus to others, wear a mask indoors in public in areas with a high COVID-19 Community Level. People who are pregnant or have other conditions that could put them at higher risk for severe illness should speak with their healthcare provider about wearing a mask in public indoor spaces at the medium COVID-19 Community Level.

    • Although the overall risks are low, if you are pregnant or were recently pregnant, you are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 compared to people who are not pregnant. Additionally, if you have COVID-19 during pregnancy, you are at increased risk of complications that can affect your pregnancy and developing baby.

    • Having certain underlying medical conditions, and other factors, including age, can further increase the risk for getting very sick from COVID-19 during or recently after pregnancy (for at least 42 days following end of pregnancy).

    • People who are pregnant or recently pregnant and those who live with or visit them should take steps to protect themselves from getting sick with COVID-19.

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    Increased Risk for Severe Illness -- Effect on Pregnancy Outcomes -- COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy -- Reducing Your Risk of Getting COVID-19 -- Staying Healthy During Your Pregnancy -- If You Are Sick.
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