COVID-19 spreads as a result of respiratory droplets sent into the air when a person with COVID-19 sneezes or coughs. You are also at risk if you touch a surface contaminated by an infected person.
Given it is a new virus, there is no evidence to show that it can be transferred from mother to child via breastmilk or amniotic fluid. In addition, there is no evidence to suggest an increased risk in miscarriage.
Pregnant women should take precautions to avoid COVID-19 infections by:
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