No Evidence Pregnant Women Are More at Risk from Coronavirus

Although the data are still limited, there is no confirmed information from official sources that pregnant women may be at higher risk of developing severe symptoms from coronavirus (COVID-19) compared to the general population, unlike with the flu. This means that pregnant women do not belong to the category of people with higher risk.No Evidence Pregnant Women Are More at Risk from Coronavirus

According to officials at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), even if a pregnant woman catches the virus, there's no evidence it can be passed on to the baby.

Edward Morris, president of the RCOG says: "As this is a very new virus we are just beginning to learn about it, so the guidance will be kept under regular review as new evidence emerges.”

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