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Information about coronavirus is changing daily. For pregnant women, this can be unsettling. As your due date gets closer, questions emerge.
What can you expect when it’s time to deliver your baby? Are labor and delivery units safe right now? Will you or your baby be exposed to COVID-19?
In response to the pandemic, some pregnant women are considering giving birth at home or are asking for early induced labor to avoid being in the hospital during a possible surge of COVID-19 cases.
A planned hospital birth is still considered the safest option to deliver your baby. Most hospitals are taking many precautions to ensure that pregnant women aren’t exposed to ill patients and visitors.
What is Edward-Elmhurst Health doing to keep you and your baby safe during this pandemic? The following safety measures are in place in our hospital Birthing Centers:
How can moms protect their newborns when they get home? Take these precautions:
Read the latest information from the CDC about pregnancy and COVID-19.
If you’re pregnant and you begin to have symptoms of COVID-19, the first step is to call your OB-GYN and/or primary care physician for further guidance.
At Edward-Elmhurst Health, your safety and well-being continue to remain our top priority. When you visit us, you will find consistent safety measures in place. Learn more about our Safety Commitment.
Our hospitals earned national recognition as Blue Distinction® Centers for Maternity Care. The designations signify that our maternity departments met nationally established selection criteria by demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively. Learn more about our pregnancy and baby services.
For updates on our planning and response efforts as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19, please check EEHealth.org/coronavirus.
The information in this article may change at any time due to the changing landscape of this pandemic. Read the latest on COVID-19.
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