What To Expect When You’re Expecting During COVID-19

Protect Yourself And Your Baby

To protect yourself and your baby, you should follow the same precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19) that are recommended for everyone:

  • Get vaccinated.Learn more about how vaccines protect pregnant women and their babies
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • While sick, stay home. Do not come to work or travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and throw the tissue in the trash immediately. Then wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Get more helpful information on pregnancy and breastfeeding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC).

Changes In Maternity Services

At Premier Health hospitals, all on-site maternity center tours are currently suspended. You can take a virtual tour of our maternity centers. Please call (937) 208-BABY (2229)(937) 208-BABY (2229) for information on available childbirth education
options, including online classes.

Maternal massage is suspended, but Bella Baby photography is available to record your baby’s first days. Lactation visits are available on a limited basis. We encourage you to make a telephone appointment, if possible, with our lactation consultants.

Answers And Insights For a Pandemic Pregnancy

While everything else in our world is changing, you can’t reschedule having your baby. Our maternity specialists offer insights to help you know what to expect during this unusual time — and how to care for yourself and your baby.

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