Covid-19 Advice for New Moms and Babies

Jeff Livingston, MD, an OB-GYN in Texas, writes about how hospitals are working to adapt to the challenges of Covid-19 while also preserving “the normalcy and beauty of childbirth.” One common question he gets is: “Will they take my baby away if I have the coronavirus?” Thankfully, the data shows that “mothers with Covid-19 can safely room with their newborn with precautions to prevent the transmission of respiratory droplets. Separating infants from the mother did not reduce the risk of newborn infection.”

Read below for answers to more birth-related pandemic questions.

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