INTERNATIONAL REGISTRY OF CORONAVIRUS EXPOSURE IN PREGNANCY (IRCEP)
TRACK YOUR PREGNANCY, BE INFORMED, AND CHAT WITH OTHER MOMS
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CAN A VIRTUAL DOULA HELP ME DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Many hospitals have placed pandemic-related limits on the number of support people that can accompany a birthing person. If you were planning to have a doula present to support you at your birth, this might not be possible. Or perhaps you were planning to hire a postpartum doula to support you after your baby is born. Even as things start to open up again, you may want to protect yourself and your new baby by not having someone who is not family in your home in those early days after baby come. In this blog post, we’ll talk about what your options are for virtual doula support: before, during, and after birth. Read more here!
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DURING PREGNANCY
Having high blood pressure can be deadly. Having high blood pressure when being pregnant can be extremely harmful for both you and your future baby as well. High blood pressure while pregnant leads to decreased blood flow to the placenta meaning your baby might receive less oxygen and fewer nutrients. This can lead to low birth weight or premature birth. Read our blog on The Pulse here, here, and here on how to keep your blood pressure in check, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON THE PLACENTA
How SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) affects pregnant women is a growing field of research. Recently, scientists have studied the effects of infection with COVID-19 on the placentas of pregnant women. Before we go into their findings, though, let’s review what the placenta is and how it functions during pregnancy. Read more here!
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Social Forums. This is your place to interact with fellow pregnant women, friends, health care professionals, and Pregistry staff. Most forums are public and open to all, others are private to protect your confidentiality and to provide you with a safe environment to ask and discuss any issues that are important to you. Learn more here!