Can COVID-19 affect pregnancy?
People who have COVID-19 during pregnancy are also at increased risk for complications that can affect their pregnancy and developing baby. For example, COVID-19 during pregnancy increases the risk of delivering a preterm (earlier than 37 weeks) and or stillborn infant.
Are pregnant women at higher risk for complications from COVID-19?
People who are pregnant or were recently pregnant are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19 than people who are not pregnant. Additionally, people who have COVID-19 during pregnancy are more likely to experience preterm birth and stillbirth and might be more likely to have other pregnancy complications.
Do antibiotics work on COVID-19?
No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses; they only work on bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not prevent or treat COVID-19, because COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not bacteria. Some patients with COVID-19 may also develop a bacterial infection, such as pneumonia.
Do antibiotics work against the coronavirus?
No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses; they only work on bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19), because COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not bacteria.
What is the risk of a newborn being infected if the mother has COVID-19?
Current evidence suggests that the risk of a newborn getting COVID-19 from their mother is low, especially when the mother takes steps (such as wearing a mask and her washing hands) to prevent spread before and during care of the newborn.
Which groups of people are at increased risks of severe illness from COVID-19?
Among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Severe illness means that the person with COVID-19 may require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe, or they may even die. People of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are also at increased risk for severe illness from SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Can mRNA-vaccinated mothers pass COVID-19 antibodies to babies?
Breastfeeding babies safely receive COVID-19-neutralizing antibodies from their mRNA-vaccinated mothers. COVID-19 vaccination is approved for children 5 years and older, but younger children and babies are also susceptible to infection.