Whether you’re pregnant, caring for a new baby or chasing after a toddler, you’ve got a lot on your mind. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic may have you understandably anxious. The information and resources in the links below can help.
Wondering about the COVID-19 vaccines? Get answers to frequently asked questions, including whether these vaccines are safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women and why they’re not yet authorized for kids under age 5.
Call your healthcare provider if you’re concerned about your health or your child’s well-being. Many providers now have different policies in place for well- and sick-visits; find out in advance how these affect you and your child.
- For general info on COVID-19 symptoms, treatment and prevention, tap here.
For specific guidance on caring for yourself and your family during the pandemic, check out the links below:
- How to Protect Yourself and Your Unborn Baby
- Childbirth & Newborn Care in the Hospital If You Have COVID-19
- CDC: Facts About COVID-19, Pregnancy and Childbirth
- ACOG: Pregnancy FAQs
So far, most of the infants and young children infected with COVID-19 have experienced mild symptoms (though there have been some serious cases and, more rarely, deaths.
From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:
From the American Academy of Pediatrics:
- Coping with the Stress of Newborn Care
- Keeping Up with Vaccines
- Fun Activities for Young Children Stuck at Home
From Zero to Three:
- Positive Parenting (and Staying Sane) During COVID-19
- Answering Your Toddler’s Questions About COVID-19
- Talking to Toddlers and Preschoolers About Mask Wearing
From the AAP:
- Caring for and Protecting Your Family
- Children and Mask-Wearing
- Safety in Childcare
- At-Home Learning, Daily Routines and Screen Time
- Back to School Tips Amid COVID-19
- If You Have a Child with Special Needs
From the CDC:
This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.
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