COVID-19 – Pregnancy and Birth – Important Information

Most pregnant women who get COVID-19 get mild or moderate symptoms. The risk of passing COVID-19 onto your baby at birth is low.

However, pregnant women are more likely than people who are not pregnant to get very sick and need the hospital. The virus may also cause a risk of complications for the baby, including being premature and stillbirth.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you the best protection against serious sickness and can also help protect your baby from complications. Talk to your doctor about this.

You should contact your maternity hospital immediately if you have COVID-19 or are worried that your baby is not moving as much as usual. They will check your baby to make sure they are ok.

COVID-19 - Pregnancy and Birth: The Facts

Protecting yourself and your baby

What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms while pregnant?

What if I am pregnant and have a serious condition or long-term illness?

I'm a bit worried about getting the COVID-19 vaccine

What about other vaccines/needles during pregnancy?

What happens in the maternity hospitals for appointments and who can be with me?

Who can be with me for labour and birth?

What happens if I have COVID-19 during labour and birth?

What happens if I have COVID-19 after the birth?

Who can visit me in hospital after the baby is born?

What if my baby has to go into intensive care?

What about going home from hospital early?