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COVID-19 &
Maternal Health

a consolidated list of information and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and maternal health.

Whether you’re a new mom, a mother-to-be, a physician, midwife, or doula, or simply interested in information, on this page you will find a consolidated list of information and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and maternal health.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS, PREGNANCY, AND CHILDBIRTH

Click in to the resources below for information from trusted sources.  Every Mother Counts will do our best to regularly update and add as new materials become available on the topic. 

JustBirth Space is a virtual perinatal support space for individuals in New York City and northern New Jersey during the course of pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, and lactation and infant feeding support.

Text 646-681-1648 for support.

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Join Every Mother Counts and March for Moms in contacting your policy-makers in local, state, and federal government to demand policy action that supports pregnant, childbearing, and postpartum people in the response to COVID-19.

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The CDC’s most up-to-date information on coronavirus-related considerations for pregnant women, pregnancy and delivery, infants, and breastfeeding. VISIT RESOURCE→

Guidance from the World Health Organization on the implications of COVID-19 for expecting and new mothers. VISIT RESOURCE→

Updated information on breastfeeding for people suspected or confirmed to be positive for COVID-19. VISIT RESOURCE→

Answers to patients’ frequently asked questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding, stress, and birth settings.

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A summary of research about COVID-19 during pregnancy, the impact of social distancing on prenatal care, and considerations for pregnant women and the COVID-19 vaccine. VISIT RESOURCE→

Answers from physicians to frequently asked questions. VISIT RESOURCE→

A timely article from ProPublica’s “Lost Mothers” series, compiling answers to questions and considerations for expecting mothers amidst the coronavirus pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

Frequently updated answers to pressing questions for expecting mothers. VISIT RESOURCE→

Childbirth education resources for birthing parents, constantly updated as research on COVID-19 is being published. VISIT RESOURCE→

Resources and information on COVID-19 for people in the postpartum period. VISIT RESOURCE→

A collection of resources for perinatal mental health support. VISIT RESOURCE→

A hub of information about COVID-19 and community resources for pregnant and parenting people. VISIT RESOURCE→

A comprehensive list of resources on how to take care of yourself, cope with stress, and support mental well-being during the pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

General information on the implications of COVID-19 on prenatal care, breastfeeding, rooming in, and people in the fourth trimester. VISIT RESOURCE→

Virtual resources for parents and healthcare workers on newborn care, healthy development, and tips for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

We recognize that “home” is not a safe place for everyone. New York City-based resources for domestic violence, mental health, and other forms of support. For immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources, call NYC’s 24-hour hotline: 1-800-621-4673. VISIT RESOURCE→

Submit your stories and experiences of mistreatment, abuse, or obstetric violence while receiving maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic to support advocacy for policy change and against human rights violations. VISIT RESOURCE→

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RESOURCES FOR MATERNITY CARE PROVIDERS

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A collection of the WHO’s infographics, publications, and other resources about maternity care and COVID-19. VISIT RESOURCE→

The CDC’s site monitoring COVID-19 pregnancy data and the severity of maternal illness, updated regularly with the latest data and analysis. VISIT RESOURCE→

Considerations for maternity care workers in providing care to pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

Continually updated resource list for clinical practice, home birth and birth centers, and midwifery education information, as well as links to ACNM’s COVID-19 response town hall series. VISIT RESOURCE→

Communications to obstetric care providers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how best to advise pregnant women. Information that will be continually updated on their website.  VISIT RESOURCE→

Practice information and advisories for nurses working in women’s health, obstetric, and neonatal care. VISIT RESOURCE→

A collection of resources for nurses and others on topics ranging from clinical protocols, face mask fabrication, and evidence-based communication to around common COVID-19 misunderstandings. VISIT RESOURCE→

Webinars and guidance on preparing birth centers for the COVID-19 pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

A toolkit for doulas on how to continue to support clients and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

Infection and prevention control considerations for healthcare facilities providing obstetric care to pregnant patients, with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19. VISIT RESOURCE→

COVID-19 treatment guidelines for pregnant patients, including information on epidemiology and practice guidelines. VISIT RESOURCE→

A recorded webinar from a leading maternity care quality improvement organization, providing hospital maternal and neonatal units with practical recommendations and considerations from the experiences of Stanford-affiliated providers. VISIT RESOURCE→

A hub of studies and reports on the impact of COVID-19 on maternity care, as well as guidance around best practices. VISIT RESOURCE→

A nationwide study of pregnant or recently pregnant people who may have or have been confirmed to have COVID-19 in order to help patients and doctors better understand how the virus impacts pregnant people and their newborns. Healthcare providers can enroll their patients. VISIT RESOURCE→

Information and advocacy tools to promote respectful maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

Evidence-based resources for pregnant and parenting people and community birth providers. VISIT RESOURCE→

A comprehensive outline of the potential violations of birth rights and justice that pregnant and childbearing people are facing during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

A fact sheet on how governments can uphold maternal health and rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

Guidelines to support the implementation of auxiliary maternity units to provide safe, out-of-hospital births during the COVID-19 pandemic. VISIT RESOURCE→

Insight from Monica McLemore on how the COVID-19 pandemic inequitably impacts pregnant and birthing people. VISIT RESOURCE→

Kimberly Seals Allers writes on how the response to COVID-19 will have an inequitable impact on Black and Native pregnant, childbearing, and postpartum people. VISIT RESOURCE→

GENERAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19

Up-to-date information from Johns Hopkins University experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness on the international response to COVID-19. VISIT RESOURCE→

Global updates and information from the leading United Nations agency on international health about the COVD-19 pandemic, including advice for the public, mythbusters, and daily situation reports. VISIT RESOURCE→

Be sure to keep connected to your community as well. Contact your tribal, state, and local health departments for the most up-to-date information about where you live. For example, with the New York State Department of Health, New York City Health, or the California Department of Public Health.

Disclaimer: Information and recommendations about COVID-19 are changing more rapidly than this page can be updated. Last updated 11/17/2020.

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