The safety and well-being of the healthcare workers, patients, and communities of West Virginia hospitals is our top priority. We have aggregated the following resources about COVID-19 in maternal and infant health to assist you during this uncertain time.

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted all countries, populations and crossed all economic and social barriers.  Prevention, care and treatment of the virus has many options available to practitioners and individuals.  Prevention of transmission of the vaccine is still the most effective means of reducing harm to vulnerable populations, such as pregnant people and newborns.



Myths Debunked: COVID-19 Vaccines, Pregnancy & Fertility

Guidelines for Obstetric Providers

Guidelines for Pregnant/Breastfeeding People

“The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that all eligible persons aged 12 years and older, including pregnant and lactating individuals, receive a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine series.”

COVID-19 Infection Risk in Pregnancy

Pregnant and recently pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with nonpregnant peers (Ellington MMWR 2020, Collin 2020, Delahoy MMWR 2020, Khan 2021). Available data indicate an increased risk of ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support (ECMO), and death reported in pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 infection, when compared with symptomatic nonpregnant women (Zambrano MMWR 2020, Khan 2021).

Pregnant and recently pregnant patients with comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes may be at an even higher risk of severe illness consistent with the general population with similar comorbidities (Ellington MMWR 2020,  Panagiotakopoulos MMWR 2020,  Knight 2020, Zambrano MMWR 2020, Allotey 2020, Metz 2021, Galang 2021).

General Information

*Original resource list was created by the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative

Resources for Behavioral Health Providers

Policy Examples for OB/GYN Providers Regarding COVID-19

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