We fear what we don’t know, and the unknowns surrounding coronavirus are myriad. Lack of information on the nature of COVID-19 has affected pregnant women in particular, a population whose normal responses are already compromised by their unique situation.
Originally published 3/6/2020
As Novel Coronavirus 2019 spreads in the US, the need to communicate accurate, up-to-date information to patients is a top priority for providers.
Think about this: In a typical low-risk pregnancy, a woman has physical appointments with her OBGYN about every four weeks in the first and second trimester, every two weeks in the third, until the last four weeks, when she comes in every week. If she has questions or concerns in-between appointments, she’ll have to call and wait to speak to someone or physically make an appointment to come in. This schedule has remained the same for the last seven decades.