The last place you want to be during pregnancy is in a facility that cares for sick people.
According to a study published in MMWR, pregnant women with COVIID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized and are at increased risk of admission to the ICU for mechanical ventilation, than non-pregnant women.
The moral of the story?
Don’t get COVID-19 while pregnant.
When you are pregnant, you are not only caring for yourself and your family but for the baby on the way. The consequence of COVID-19 on pregnancy is not yet fully understood. Maybe your kids are back in school and run the risk of bringing home COVID?
How do you limit your risk of contracting COVID-19 while pregnant? It’s nothing you haven’t heard before.
- PROBIOTIC – Supplement with probiotics. They help build your immune system.
- MASK UP – Always wear a mask in public.
- AVOID SICK CLINICS – Unless unavoidable, avoid clinics that see sick people. If your back hurts, before going to the ER, Urgent Care, or Convenient MD, consider going to a chiropractic office with a controlled environment, that doesn’t work with sick people.
What are some common issues while pregnant that may not require a visit to an office that cares for sick people?
Pubic bone pain
Tail bone pain
These issues, among many others, may be carefully evaluated and addressed by a chiropractor, with less risk than a medical doctor in a facility that works with sick people.
**According to the CDC, newborns can be infected with COVID-19 after being in close contact with an infected person.
** Preterm (premature) births have been reported in pregnant moms who tested positive for COVID-19, though the verdict is still out on whether they are related. There are still many unknowns related to pregnancy and COVID-19.
The Moral of the story?
Be very careful. Avoid People. Avoid “Sick Care” facilities.
Dr. Lou Jacobs is board certified in Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic and maintains an extremely clean, extremely safe office environment in Portland, Maine. Special appointments for pregnant moms are available upon request if extra caution is desired.