COPING WHEN PREGNANT AND SELF ISOLATING
Like many pregnant women across the globe, you may have been asked to self-isolate for a substantial amount of time in order to protect yourself and your baby against Covid19. At this stage, in our limited experience of the Coronavirus, the risks to pregnant women are deemed to be relatively low, however self-isolation has been recommended as a precautionary measure due to the increased risk of infection during pregnancy. Read more here!
COULD GETTING COVID-19 NOW PROTECT YOU FROM GETTING IT AGAIN?
Could getting COVID-19 now protect you from getting it again? Such a great question, with enormous ramifications for both public policy and vaccine development. Alas, the answer is: we don’t know. There are other coronaviruses that infect humans and cause common colds, and they don’t elicit long term immunity; people can get sick from them and then get reinfected again within a year. But the SARS virus that circulated in 2003 generates immunity that lasts for much longer. We don’t yet know where in this temporal spectrum this new virus will fall. Read more here!
WHY CLOSING SCHOOLS FOT CORONAVIRUS MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST IDEA
As of this writing, schools are closed in forty-one of the United States and in many countries in Europe and the Middle East. Hundreds of millions of children are out of school, and it is unclear when they will go back, when they should go back, and what will happen in terms of Covid-19 when they do go back. And yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is not clear that closing schools is the best course of action–even when there is community spread of the virus. Read more here!
PANDEMIC SERIES: PARTS 1 AND 2
Coronavirus, epidemic, pandemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, SARS, MERS, ICU, and the N95 mask –so many terms and acronyms floating through the news cycle that you might think you’re in a NASA space mission. Except that it’s affecting your daily life and it can all be rather confusing, so we’re trying out a blog series that I’m calling Pandemic. The purpose is to unpack some of the issues, terms, and historical perspectives. Click here to read part 1 and here for part 2.
CORONAVIRUS DURING PREGNANCY
Prior to the turn of the century, the mention of such a virus would barely get you a nod from any researcher in a department of virology, or infectious disease, but that has changed. Say the word coronavirus today, and it will evoke fear, and for a good reason. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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WHY YOU SHOULD NOT USE A HAND SANITIZER DURING PREGNANCY
Millions of Americans use hand sanitizer every day believing they safely kill bacteria. However, do we actually know how safe it is? Especially for pregnant women and small children? As mamas-to-be or moms with another baby on the way, it is imperative to know that using alcohol-based hand sanitizer as a soap and water alternative may be unsafe. Read more here!
DUE DATE CALCULATOR
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our sleek Due Date Calculator, which shows you when you are due and lots of other important dates you should be aware of! Learn more here!