Coronavirus - UPDATE - 09.03.20
Updated: Apr 18
The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists have published the national guidance on managing coronavirus infection in pregnancy. Read the full guidance HERE
Their key points are:
Pregnant women do not appear to be more susceptible to the consequences of coronavirus than the general population and there is no evidence that the virus can pass to a baby during pregnancy
As a precautionary approach, pregnant women with suspected or confirmed coronavirus when they go into labour are being advised to attend an obstetric unit for birth but their birth plan should be followed as closely as possible.
At the moment there is no evidence that the virus can be carried in breastmilk, so it is felt the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of coronavirus through breastmilk.