Mississippi State Department of Health

Pregnant Women and COVID-19


Pregnant women may be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and are more likely to be admitted to the hospital and Intensive Care Unit than other women.

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What to Look For

Cough and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms in pregnant women. Fever is not always present, and many pregnant women have no symptoms.

Newborns and Breastfeeding

COVID-19 does not appear to pass to infants during pregnancy and delivery. However, close contact after birth can lead to infant infections. Breastfeeding and breastmilk do not appear to present a risk of COVID-19 transmission when provided safely. Pregnant women and their families should take steps to stay healthy and reduce the risk for getting COVID-19.

Recommendations for Pregnant Women

More Information

Links referenced on this page
Si está embarazada, amamantando o al cuidado de niños pequeños    https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html
Healthy Pregnancy web page    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,376,html ok
community health center    https://chcams.org/browse-community-health-centers/
Learn about stress and coping.    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Extra precautions and guidance for pregnant women during COVID-19    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html

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