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Pregnant moms are generally more vulnerable to viruses and infections, as are newborns. This fact leaves pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and parents of infants with questions about whether their family is at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. COVID-19 and pregnancy considerations.

Based on what we know at this time, pregnant people might be at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people. Additionally, there may be an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth, among pregnant people with COVID-19. Resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19): A hub for the latest information on what everyone needs to know about the coronavirus and COVID-19. Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: More information about COVID-19, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.; Prevent Getting Sick: Learn how the virus spreads and how to protect yourself and your family. Based on what we know at this time, pregnant people might be at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people.

Additionally, there may be an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth, among pregnant people with COVID-19. Much is still unknown about the risks of COVID-19 to newborns. Most newborns who have tested positive for COVID-19 had mild or no symptoms and have recovered fully. However, there are a few reports of newborns with severe illness. Based on limited reports, adverse infant outcomes (e.g., preterm birth) have been reported among infants born to mothers positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy.

Discuss COVID-19 with your healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns. It is also important that your baby goes to well-baby checks and receives vaccinations on schedule. Talk to your baby’s pediatrician if you are concerned about COVID-19 for your baby. Most women who get COVID-19 during pregnancy do quite well with minimal complications. ACOG believes the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the small risk of transmission. (COVID-19) baby, toddler, and young child FAQs: Medical experts answer your questions.

Does COVID-19 affect infants? This is a new virus and not enough is known yet about how it affects babies or pregnant women. It is possible for people of any age to be infected with the virus, but so far there have been relatively few cases of COVID-19 reported among children and none in babies.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Breastfeeding If you are breastfeeding and have symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19, take steps to avoid spreading the virus to your baby: Wash your hands before touching your baby Wear a cloth face covering, if possible, while feeding at the breast. 1 day ago · It has been shown that COVID-19 can cause foetal distress, miscarriage, respiratory distress and preterm delivery in pregnant women but it does not infect newborns.

List of related literature:

Although some studies have demonstrated that supplementation of the milk diet with Ig from either maternal colostrum or CS may reduce the severity of rotavirus or coronavirus scours occurring during the first 14 days,5-7 the current discussion is limited to use of CS and CR products in the first 24 hours after birth.

“Large Animal Internal Medicine E-Book” by Bradford P. Smith, David C Van Metre, Nicola Pusterla
from Large Animal Internal Medicine E-Book
by Bradford P. Smith, David C Van Metre, Nicola Pusterla
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

If you come down with a ‘stomach virus’, or gastroenteritis, you should again take precautions against infecting your baby – though the risk is small, since breastfed babies appear to be protected against most such infections.

“What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola /hcp/recommendations-breastfeeding-infant-feeding-ebola.html.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

In 2001, the World Health Organization recommended exclusive breast feeding until 6 months (26 weeks) of age as it offers protection against gastroenteritis, and breast milk is considered nutritionally adequate for most babies until 6 months [32].

“Clinical Paediatric Dietetics” by Vanessa Shaw, Margaret Lawson
from Clinical Paediatric Dietetics
by Vanessa Shaw, Margaret Lawson
Wiley, 2013

Advise mothers who are HIV uninfected or whose HIV status is unknown about infant feeding alternatives 9.

“Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession” by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Robert M. Lawrence, MD
from Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession
by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Robert M. Lawrence, MD
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Lactating women with influenza can be safely treated with either oseltamivir or zanamivir, since both are compatible with breastfeeding.3 The infant should be closely monitored for any signs of respiratory illness and be treated accordingly.

“Medications and Mothers' Milk 2017” by Dr. Thomas W. Hale, PhD, Dr. Hilary E. Rowe, PharmD
from Medications and Mothers’ Milk 2017
by Dr. Thomas W. Hale, PhD, Dr. Hilary E. Rowe, PharmD
Springer Publishing Company, 2016

I considered breastfeeding, but people told me that since the virus is in the milk I should not.

“Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society” by Robert A. Hahn, Marcia Claire Inhorn, Oxford University Press
from Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society
by Robert A. Hahn, Marcia Claire Inhorn, Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, 2009

Acute illnesses such as colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and gastroenteritis are not contraindications for breastfeeding.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

For dengue virus or Hantavirus, standard precautions are appropriate, along with the temporary use of expressed breast milk and subsequent breastfeeding in the recovering mother.3

“Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice” by Robert Resnik, MD, Robert K. Creasy, MD, Jay D. Iams, MD, Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, Thomas Moore, MD, Michael F Greene, MD
from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice
by Robert Resnik, MD, Robert K. Creasy, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

r In the case of dairy animals, feed neonates colostrum for 30 days if coronavirus is an endemic problem.

“Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant” by Christopher Chase, Kaitlyn Lutz, Erica McKenzie, Ahmed Tibary
from Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant
by Christopher Chase, Kaitlyn Lutz, et. al.
Wiley, 2017

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  • Newborns will also be infected! To prevent new Coronavirus, please do so!


  • Thank you so much for the video I’m pregnant in my third trimester and almost panicking because of the rumors about babies dying because of the virus but your video really really helped me calm down about the whole situation

  • Dr. Richard Bartlett, a Texas doctor, reverses Coronavirus Symptoms In 100% of Cases with inexpensive treatment: Budesonide Inhaled With Nebulizer. He says budesonide has been used safely for over 20 years to prevent asthma attacks even for preemie babies and the elderly. He explains that France is now studying a similar approach. Spain and England have announced that they will also test this approach.

    Dr. Bartlett questions why the World Health Organization followed Communist China’s example which led to such disastrous results in the US and Italy. Instead, they could have followed the more effective and less expensive example of Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore which does not require a lockdown, masks, social distancing, contact tracing, or a vaccine.

    Dr. Bartlett explained that NIH is currently testing this approach and their results will be available in October. However, he believes that NIH is conducting the study in a way that is designed to fail. When Debbie pointed out that Americans are being told to wait for a vaccine, Dr. Bartlett said he believes that people’s lives are being sacrificed for an agenda because an effective vaccine is not possible or needed.

    Dr. Bartlett said, “When you have the government is telling you it knows more about what’s good for your health than your doctor, that’s socialism, that’s communism”. He says we should go with a winning strategy rather than masks and social distancing.
    Dr. Bartlett’s main message is “Don’t be afraid of COVID-19! There’s a quick inexpensive treatment!”

    Dr. Richard Bartlett does have a channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHBiz5wMLRiQwBoMdzYbLVw
    Dr. Richard Bartlett does have a website with his full protocol: http://covidsilverbullet.com/

  • It would be really REALLY nice if you would make a new video with updated information. I feel like this video was very “we dont know” which is TOTALLY fair, cause we didn’t know! But it does make it feel a little premature. If there are new studies, new data and so on, could you make a new video?

  • Hey Everyone! Thank you so much for watching. Don’t forget about:
    *Pregnancy Tips (Part 2)*: https://youtu.be/4Mmu7Gs6VbY
    *COVID-19 Review*: https://youtu.be/ALRLihS19kQ
    Notes: https://www.registerednursern.com/covid-19-coronavirus-and-pregnancy/
    N95 Mask How to Wear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HluIkTbTBIw
    *Pregnancy Vlog*: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQrdx7rRsKfWWMFpmSYRuI7izU7LynINy
    Applying PPE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwzg7Vixsw
    Hand Hygiene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5-Rp-6FMCQ
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  • Thank you so much for this! You have no idea how much you’ve helped me to put my mind at ease. I’m almost 35 weeks pregnant now my baby is gonna come earlier too as I am doing a c-section due to my placenta being too low. I have been stressing about this outbreak and every morning I wake up I always watch and read news about covid-19 and always always doing some research online how this virus affects pregnant and infant and they are not all the same info. I am so happy I found you! Thank you ������

  • Thank you so much for using real data from real studies. All this misinformation going around is so damaging. Evidence based practice is the best practice!!

  • My wife 37 weeks pregnant and an still working in a bakery do I need to carry on working or I need to stay at home.
    I need help please someone explain me. Thank you so much

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  • Thank you so much for all your videos, for me you are the best for preparing to take the NCLEX, I’m waiting for my Att and is the 3rd time I’m going to take it, I would like some advice from you, I need to pass that test this time. Congrats for your family! Be safe!

  • Hope you can give us update maybe atleast every 3 weeks about this topic for pregnancy and babies. Keeps my worries away ♥️ thank you so much

  • Home antigen test is a key. Present virus test is too expensive and too slow. The answer is $1 dollar home several minutes saliva test. It already exists, but FDA is not allowing that simple test to be produced. When most of people become non-infectious one week after onset of the disease and when the $100 PCR test takes more than a week to get results, it becomes irrelevant for infection control, no matter how sensitive it is. Besides it detects pieces of RNA that are not infectious for a month after a person cannot infect anybody anymore. Useless. It is like getting 100% sensitive pregnancy test result 10 months after testing. We need a test that detects a huge amount of viruses when people are infectious in 100% of tested and be negative when number of virus is low enough to be non-infectious. In few minutes for $1. Sensitivity should be determined not for the presence of one virus particle but for presence of a million of viral copies when people are infectious. Antigen test is close to 100 % sensitive for that purpose. Write FDA, write your representative. Today. People are dying.

  • After over 3 million cases worldwide, men have about a 2% greater risk of getting Covid-19 regardless of age than women. I posit that men are not as conscientious as women about thorough handwashing. Big generalization, I know, but it may be something to push harder by men to other men. And there may be no correlation at all. Extra handwashing won’t hurt, however.

  • Can a pregnant woman pass on her immunity after she defeats the infection in herself in the form of antibodies in her breast milk? I have heard that nursing women confer immunity to their children by antibody transmission in the milk? Is that true?


  • I’m in my second trimester and it’s so scary because of what’s going on but I’m also vary excited I hope things get better in November I hope. ����

  • I’m having a baby in the beginning of may. Here in Sweden the partner is allowed during the birth but not too visit or stay in the maternity ward. What precautions have your hospital/American hospitals done due to the Coronavirus?
    I’m having a planed c-section (due to medical reasons). Feeling worried about caring for my baby after surgery, not having my man to help me. @mamadoctorjones

  • I work full time in a pharmacy as a manager and I’m 26 weeks pregnant I wear a mask wash my hands and use sanitizer often, are there any other ways I can keep my baby and me safe?

  • Also a pregnant nurse (20 weeks!) but working in labor and delivery. Such a difficult time right now living it and seeing it firsthand! Thanks for keeping us informed of the facts without adding to the anxiety or panic. Hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing!

  • Why is people asking if they can travel, and if they should wear mask. OF COURSE you have to wear mask.�� be responsible. Stop going on vacations like if there is no Pandemia!!����‍♀️

  • Could you please do an update on this subject ������where I live we are just starting to see more and more cases. I am 21 weeks pregnant and I am starting to have really bad anxiety ��

  • Not sure if anyone else is getting these “Bible Study” ads, and I’m not trying to dis anyone’s religion. But it’s just annoying. You don’t see ads for “Read the Koran” or “Study the Tanakh” or even “Learn about Wicca”. So sick of Christians trying to shove their religion down everyone’s throats. Also sorry Momma Dr. Jones for making this post on your video. You’re wonderful! The ads just finally started to piss me off.

  • Hello, I just want to share some encouraging truths!!�� This world is so crazy right now and pretty confusing & quite scary. It’s especially confusing if you do not have a true understanding of it all. Below is a guideline that I have made to share the love of God with you as well as give you hope and a way of escaping the worst that is yet to come…

    •Division, wars, earthquakes, & diseases (Matthew 24:6-7) (Read all of Matthew 24!)

    •God’s Love (John 3:16, 1 John 4:7-8, John 13:34-35) 

    •His Love casts out fear! (1 John 4:18-19)

    •God’s Peace (John 14:27, John 16:33, Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7, Colossians 3:15, 1 Corinthians 14:33)

    •Sin is not good! It separates us from God & leads to death! (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Acts 2:38 & 3:19, Luke 13:5)

    •You must believe, repent, & be born again in Jesus (John 3:3, Luke 13:5, John 3:36

    •Deception from the enemy (Colossians 2:8, John 8:44, 2 Corinthians 11:14, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 Timothy 4:1)

    •Jesus is the ONLY way to salvation/heaven (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, John 10:9-10) 

    •Jesus is coming back (Revelation 1:7, Revelation 22:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 2 Peter 3:9, Titus 2:13)

    •Seek the Lord while you still can & Ask for Him to show you the TRUTH! (Isaiah 55:6, Matthew 7:7-8)

    •Be truly set free! (John 8:32 & 36, Romans 8:1, 2 Corinthians 3:17)

    •How people will be in the last days (2 Timothy 3:1-5, 2 Peter 3:3-4, Jude 1:7, Matthew 24:12)

    •Antichrist will deceive many & bring about false peace (1 John 2:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, Daniel 11:21 & 19:20)

    •The Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:17, Revelation 3:10, 1 Corinthians 15:52, Philippians 3:20-21, 2 Peter 3:10, Luke 17:34-37)

    •Mark of the beast [They’ve already come up with an implant that is inserted in the hand, just as the Bible prophecied (Revelation 13:16-17, Revelation 19:20)

    •Lake of fire [Satan will be suffering in hell, as well. he is not ruling hell as many falsely depict. There is no party there for anyone!! This is VERY serious!  (Matthew 25:41&46, Revelation 20:10 & 15, Revelation 21:8)

    There is even more in the Bible than what I’ve mentioned, it’s much deeper than you could ever imagine!! I pray that the Lord Will open your eyes, soften your hearts, and allow you to know the Truth & be set free!! Remember, those who are truly in Christ have nothing to fear, all that has happened, is happening, & will  happen should not take us off guard. The Bible is being laid out before our very eyes! 

    Please seek Jesus, He is our ONLY hope!! ����✝️

    P.S. I wanted to add that I was not raised Christian and, unfortunately, hated God for most of my life. One day He showed me the Truth & saved me from the witchcraft & the new age lies that I was into!! I’ve been living for Him ever since!!! He is very real!! No one brainwashed me, in fact, my journey with Christ was very lonely at first. I grew in His knowledge and Love without the force of people & religion. I was very hungry for all this Truth I found in Him!! With Jesus, it is a personal and beautiful relationship!! I pray that many of you will experience what I’m talking about!! He loves you and wants you to know this, that is my reason in sharing this!! ��

  • I’m keeping you and your baby and family in my prayers. I have a question and would appreciate your input. I’m a med student early in their pre internship, and am asking lots of pregnant women questions. I know that women can be pregnant and have periods, or be asymptomatic and still pregnant, but what’s the data of women that miss three periods and STILL be asymptomatic? Especially if they’ve NEVER missed that many periods before, and have light spotted a couple days. Oh, they also have PCOS. Should they be more concerned about pregnancy, or something else? Abby input is appreciated. Congrats on your pregnancy. Blessings. ������

  • True story I was in my 3rd Trimester ready to pop in Nov 2019….well in Oct 2019 i got really sick went to the hospital the emergency room put me at the end of the hall by the bathroom knowing my symptoms was shortness of breath (hard for me to breath sitting up and laying down) and I got asthma. I never been this sick before. no one check on me knowing I’m way pregnant and breathing problems. I get to a floor um staying over night they said pneumonia but was debating to put me on the maternity floor. I was confused, and irritable with the hospital cause they sent me to get a cat scan but the tech didnt know I was pregnant til I said is this safe for pregnant women? and she said I didnt know and you can see I’m pregnant. so when I felt a little better I wanted to discharge myself I had two Male doctors that aggressively and intimating trying to convince me to stay. I had two obgyn doctors visit me all in one day. like I couldn’t but could understand why they was trying to convince me but the how thing was bizarre. anyways I was stubborn I left and I said me and my baby will be fine. welp me and my family treatortreat and I had a healthy baby girl in Nov too. I think this virus been here even before November. cause I live with my grandmother and she end up in hospital together.

  • Short on mask at the hospital when we don’t even buy mask from where the hospital buys them. And let me put it clear to you. I will protect my self when I step outside my place with an N95 mask simply bcuz I don’t trust sick people protecting them self to ovoid getting us sick. Yes I’m 31 weeks pregnant and I would still protect my self even if I wasn’t. My husband buys those mask bcuz he has a demo company and his employees has to wear them bcuz they are expose to a lot while they demoing. So if I can protect my self I will.

  • Yeah well lady you and your video, I think women all over the world should stop spreading their legs and having babies getting pregnant, because one that’s being selfish ingredi 2 it’s not right to bring a baby in this world with coronavirus and all these other diseases polluted air and everything else in climate change, and 3 being replaced by robots and machines is what’s going to happen, and for women need to stop spreading their legs because it’s stupid and utterly ridiculous and you’re going to give the baby a death sentence cuz the baby did not ask to be born, don’t bring babies and get pregnant screw and get knocked up and bring a baby in this messed up world as it is today. You women on here have no brains whatsoever. You women on here are pathetic stupid and dumb because you’re not using the real brain on your shoulders, you’re using the one between your legs which is stupid, you women need to get a life and stop screwing cuz that’s sick and disgusting you’re going to kill the baby and give it a death sentence stop your damn shit fucking dumbass women sick perverted pieces of shit who need to get a life and stop thinking with the wrong brain.�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� get a life women stop being so sick and disgusting use your real brain stay one between your damn legs sick perverted ass pieces of shit can I kill the damn babies dumb ass women.

  • Thank u Mam u share such a Grear Informative Video,
    What Happen with chainese pregnat women watch This,

  • I really really don’t care if a dr tells me “ahh your fine because your young”. I will not take any risk for myself and especially not my unborn baby. I only go out for essential grocery shopping. Worry people! Why not? Be extra precautious!! Why not? If not for yourself than do it for others.

  • Love your channel, and I’ve been watching you for a while now. Thought you’d be excited to know that Dr. Mike gave you a shout out in his most recent video!

  • ألسّـلام عليـكم و رحـمة اللّـه و بركـاتـه
    Doctor sab,
    Very interesting and informative, wonderful. You have really dispelled all the doubts of common man about the Covid19 during pregnancy. This will be really be helpful to all of us.
    May اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى shower His choicest blessings on you and grant you ultimate Shifa in your hand.
    آمِيْن يَارَبَّ الْعَالَمِينْ

  • What floored me were the three Jahova Witnesses that showed up at my door four days ago. Are…are you serious? You just went to every house on my block and who knows where else?! I don’t mind spreading the word but covid19 too?! t’s a fricken virus, it doesn’t care who you are!

  • Thank you for this video! Could you please do an updated video about covid-19 in regards to pregnant/ breastfeeding women and babies? Thank you ����

  • Thank you for all your hard work! I am currently in my third trimester and finishing up last semester of PN school! I am looking forward to the next video on the topic! Stay safe!!

  • Recently found out I am 5 weeks pregnant. My first baby at 35. Currently under a lockdown with curfew imposed. I can’t wait to get out and consult a OBGYN. This whole situation is scary.

  • I really think wearing a mask is helpful to keep people healthy. Yes it’s very important for the front line to have the mask. But the whole world has been ask people wear the mask, what makes Americans different! If wear mask could help to protect people then less people will get sick and need to go hospital and that also help the front line doctor and nurse.

  • I my daughter’s vaccinations are due but I am very scared to take her to the hospital for vacation, corona cases are increasing day by day.

  • Labor and delivery nurse here
    Can you please make an updated video on this. I know new cases have emerged and I feel like there is still some confusion. We are being told pregnant women are now at higher risk because of their weakened immune system.

  • I have watched your videos throughout nursing school and just passed my NCLEX yesterday. Your videos are amazing!!! Thank you!:)

  • I wonder if the fact there are slightly more men infected than women is something very simple? Men are more likely to shake hands with another man, even if it’s a total stranger they are just meeting. Women are shaking hands more these days then they were 50 to 100 years ago, but it’s probably done mostly in business situations? In social settings I think it is still more common for women to not make physical contact with strangers until at least a bit of familiarity is established and even then a light hug or touch of the shoulder or arm might be more common then a handshake so most of the time it’s just touching clothes not skin. Please note this was just a thought that popped into my head as I was listening to your video and I haven’t done research on it or thought about it much in my life until now. 😉

  • Hi mama doctor jones. I’m a 23 year old pregnant with her first child and I appreciate you making this video. But I would like to ask you for some advice. Since we don’t know that much in pregnancy and the virus right now should I be social distancing? I work at a Walmart in Illinois that has recently become lockdown completely except for general grocery stores and such. So my job is still open. I’m 18 weeks pregnant on Monday March 23. I’m not worried to much but I’m really stuck on what to do. My job doesn’t not pay me if I went on a LOA unless I use my personal vacation time which I don’t have enough to even last a week. I’m mostly having a healthy pregnancy except baby his hitting my siactic nerve already which is making my hips sore. Otherwise perfectly good so far. My doctors suggested social distancing but I cannot afford to not work but I’m concerned about the germs and amount of people turning up at my store. What would you suggest? My family isn’t helpful with support and I really trust you. Thank you so much for what you do. Hope we get more updates soon.

  • @mamadoctorjones I work at a daycare on base that has two confirmed cases and I am 30 weeks pregnant. Should I keep working there or stay home for awhile. I can afford it but my boss seems confident that I’ll be okay.

  • I am an Australian doctor working in a tertiary hospital. I showed your videos to a few of my colleagues. All were impressed. Easy to learn easy to understand thorough and consistent.

  • Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in newborns and infants: what we know so far –

    April 29, 2020

    “…the proportion of severe and critical cases was 10.6% under 1 year of age, compared to 7.3, 4.2, 4.1 and 3.0% among the 1–5, 6–10, 11–15 and > 15 year subsets, suggesting that infants may be at higher risk of severe respiratory failure than initially thought.”

    “Domenico Umberto De Rose, Fiammetta Piersigilli, Maria Paola Ronchetti, Alessandra Santisi, Iliana Bersani, Andrea Dotta, Olivier Danhaive, Cinzia Auriti, and The Study Group of Neonatal Infectious Diseases of The Italian Society of Neonatology (SIN)”


  • i am public health proffessional in ethiopia it helped me my wife is pregnant and she is nurse at major hospital and the virus entered just like a week ago i am calm not Aallahmdullelah

  • I’m currently in my third trimester. Definitely have my moments like you. It’s a scary time. Had a checkup today. Was told only one person can be in the room with me and I have to wear a mask the entire time of labor especially during pushing. Glad they’re taking precautions but really sad that I won’t be able to kiss my babies head right after birth.

  • Just personal opinion, while you are keeping saying “we don’t have much information about this, about that….” you shouldn’t bring these wrong concepts to the audience that wearing mask is unnecessary for health people from being getting infected by contacting (may contacted) sick people. The practice in China, South Korea, etc has proved that wearing mask is very important as self-protection from the virus.

  • While it may be hard to do an in-person collab w/ Dr. Mike at the moment, it would be really cool to see y’all do a video together from your respective locations.

  • Do you know the precautions hospital maternity wards are taking to prevent any spread of the virus to delivering moms, and newborns to ensure a safe delivery and safe stay at the hospital’s maternity ward?

  • Hey MDJ! Doctor Mike just referenced your video in his latest video!! (also very thankful for this video, I’m due late May and this helped me quite a bit!)

  • WASH your HANDS
    WEAR a MASK to prevent others from getting SICK just in case you have the virus but show no symptoms.
    You can make your own mask or buy some online and leave the N-95 mask and surgical mask for doctors and nurses. I have so much more to say but this comment is long enough. Just use COMMON SENSE

  • Nobody asked this, what if you were pregnant and diabetic and happen to get this coronavirus? I think that were to dramatically change everything. As in, maybe things would be more dangerous for mom and baby

  • Hi Sarah! I was wondering if you could do a video on fetal wellbeing assessments (BPP), leopold maneuvers and fetal positioning, and also one explaining the different kinds of decelerations. These are some things that I struggle to understand as a 3rd semester nursing student. I know that if anyone can make me understand it is you! Thank you so much for what you do.

  • Would love to see an updated video regarding this if anything has changed in your professional opinion/gathered information. I just hit 35 weeks pregnant and have 3 kids 3 and under. So far I’m not to worried. Staying alert and praying. However, curious if anything has changed. Thank you!!

  • I work at chickfila and I am 8 weeks pregnant. The only thing they are “doing” for their employees is asking if you want to work or not, and if you aren’t comfortable working, then you are out of a job for however long this lasts with no pay. Those that continue working do not get any type of bonus/rewards for working during this. I decided to tell them I am available to work, but I’m starting to second guess that decision. There is no way to keep a 6 foot distance between you and guests/coworkers at chickfila, and we are face to face with our guests out in our drive thru. Taking orders at their car window, taking their money from them, and handing them their food at their window. I am worried that I am at risk of losing my baby if I come down with the virus since I am not even out of my 1st trimester, and there is no information out about first trimester pregnant women and corona virus. What should I do? Continue to work/potentially put myself at risk to lose my baby or take the time off with no pay? I am at a loss and don’t know what is best for my situation.

  • See I’ve had all kinds of sinus problem since about 8wks pregnant including minor cough and sneezing from all the drainage from my nose. I’m always exhausted I’m scared to even cough or sneeze because of this virus. It also makes it hard to tell the difference in same symptoms I’m 23wks today

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  • Thank you for all your videos and Teaching Sarah, is really happening me to prepare for Nclex. Please can you make video on mental health? Am finding it difficult to understand

  • I wouldn’t take my baby anywhere if I had one.

    Why cause unnessary risk by having a baby shower? U could just do it over Skype or something and send the gifts.

  • After 2 minutes I had to just listen without watching. Watching her look up every other minutes is distracting. But great info love it

  • If it’s so important for health care workers to have masks, even though they themselves are not sick, then it must be false that a mask will not protect the wearer from catching the illness. You cannot have it both ways. This kind of statement, that a mask will be ineffective for you if you do not have symptoms, yet masks are vitally important for health care workers to have, is what has CAUSED people to buy up the masks and hoard them. Can you not see the inconsistency there?

  • I’m 34 weeks pregnant and I work as a CNA in a nursing home. I’m paranoid about this virus since we don’t have proper PPE at work plus I have Hashimoto’s which affects my thyroid. I would love to stay at home, but these bills must be paid.

  • Quebec city, im 8 1/2 months pregrant and this help me a lot. Thanks you for this video. You video help me during my pregrancy. love you

  • Hello MDJ, is there enough new info about this topic for you to consider posting an updated version of this? I’ve been reading about vertical transmission of coronavirus https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7157948/ and I’m just wondering if there’s more new info we should know. Thank you for your time.

  • I’ve heard vitamin C doesn’t cure it but it’s been linked to helping you stay safe (not sure the best way to put it as it won’t cure it but it has been linked to helping and won’t do any harm anyway so it’s worth taking it just incase it really does help)

  • I’m 35 weeks pregnant with my second baby(a boy this time) I had an emergency c-section 3 years ago, and my husband couldn’t be by my side. I was hoping that my next birth experience, he would be allowed by my side…This is my last pregnancy, and I will be having a scheduled c-section, I was told that my husband might not be allowed in the room with me while I have surgery and I am so upset and nervous to go through that again alone. I was terrified when I was told I needed emergency surgery, even though they promised I’d give birth vaginally, but my daughters heart rate was lowering because the cord was around her neck twice and she was side ways.. I really hope they take some photos if my husband isn’t allowed to be in the room during surgery..

  • Why is everyone advising people to not wear masks if you’re not sick? I understand they are needed for health professionals but if health professionals are not sick either why are they wearing masks? I thought masks protects both sick people and people who are not sick?

  • What do you recommend if you work in the hospital where you are exposed with covid and it’s hard to breath with a mask for 12 hr and you have asthma