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Staying healthy during your pregnancy

Keep all of your healthcare appointments during and after pregnancy.

Visit your healthcare provider for all recommended appointments. If you’re concerned about going to your appointments because of COVID-19, ask your healthcare provider what steps they are taking to separate healthy patients from those who might be sick. If you need help finding a healthcare provider, contact your nearest hospital clinic, community health centerexternal icon or health department.

  • Talk to your healthcare provider about how to stay healthy and take care of yourself and your baby.

  • Ask questions you have about the best place to deliver your baby. Delivering your baby is always safest under the care of trained healthcare professionals.

  • You should also talk to your healthcare provider if you think you are experiencing depression during or after pregnancy.

Get recommended vaccines.

Getting the recommended vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby.

  • Get vaccinated against influenza (flu). Others living in your household should also get vaccinated to protect themselves and you.

  • Get the whooping cough (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy to protect your baby against whooping cough, which can have similar symptoms to COVID-19.

  • If you are part of a group recommended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you may choose to be vaccinated. Talk to a healthcare provider to help you make an informed decision.

  • Keep at least a 30-day supply of prescription and non-prescription medicines. Talk to a healthcare provider, insurer, or pharmacist about getting an extra supply (for example, more than 30 days) of prescription medicines, if possible, to reduce your trips to the pharmacy.

  • Call your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about your pregnancy or if you get sick and think that you may have COVID-19.

  • Do not delay getting emergency care because of COVID-19. Emergency departments have steps in place to protect you from getting COVID-19 if you need care. If you need emergency help, call 911 right away. Tell them that you are pregnant and are having an emergency. If someone else is driving to the emergency department, call while you are on the way. If you need to drive yourself call before you start driving.​

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