Women’s OBGYN in Atlanta and Alpharetta know that the newly discovered coronavirus, known as COVID-19 is at the top of many people’s minds. News stories, social media, and hearsay, may have people scared and not sure who to turn to. If you happen to be expecting, or are planning to get pregnant, you may have even more questions and concerns about the virus. We’ll answer some common questions and provide resources to help get you on the right track.
Q. What is the coronavirus?
A. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a newly discovered respiratory virus. This particular strain originated in Wuhan China, with the first documented case in the United States occurring in February 2020.
Q. What are symptoms?
A. Symptoms of the coronavirus are similar to the flu. You may experience a slight fever, chills, a cough, and shortness of breath. Contact a health care provider if you experience these symptoms. If you have a women’s OBGYN but no primary care physician, your OBGYN can direct you to someone who can help.
Q. Are pregnant women more susceptible to the coronavirus?
A. It is important to keep in mind that this is a new virus, so we don’t yet know everything about it. However, pregnant women are in general more susceptible to respiratory illnesses, so you should take precautions to protect yourself from the disease. Your women’s OBGYN can help you create a plan for navigating pregnancy and the coronavirus.
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA women and expectant mothers who are concerned about the coronavirus don’t have to worry alone. Your women’s OBGYN can help. Contact their office via phone or email, or make sure to bring your questions to your next appointment.
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