Pregnancy and COVID-19
RCOG advice - Highlights
- ‘We would like to reiterate that the evidence we have so far is that pregnant women are still no more likely to contract the infection than the general population.'
- ‘There are currently no data suggesting an increased risk of miscarriage or early pregnancy loss in relation to COVID-19.’
- ‘There are case reports of preterm birth in women with COVID-19.’
- 'There is no evidence of intrauterine fetal infection with COVID-19and it is therefore currently considered unlikely that there will be congenital effects of the virus on fetal development. There is no evidence currently that the virus is teratogenic.'
For the full guidance and latest updates please visit the RCOG - COVID-19 infection and pregnancy page.
Advice for pregnant women
All pregnant women, regardless of gestation, should observe the social distancing guidance available on the Government website:
Guidance on social distancing for everyone (includes advice for vulnerable people)