In The Event You Stop Looking to get Pregnant Due to COVID-19

 

COVID-19 & Your Fertility

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COVID-19 and Pregnancy

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Pregnancy and COVID-19 Part 3: Answering Your Questions

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Ob/Gyn Answers COVID-19 Questions

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Coronavirus Pregnancy Tips | Pregnancy During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Trying to conceive in times of COVID-19

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Recently, a study out of China, which admittedly relied on a very small sample size of pregnant women, suggested that COVID-19 is not transmitted to fetuses during pregnancy. Pregnancy can weaken a women’s immune system, so there is concern that pregnant women might be at increased risk of contracting COVID. In other words, there’s no strong evidence to support the idea that COVID-19 could have a negative impact on pregnant women, a growing fetus, or increase the risk of miscarriage just yet. But because viruses and fevers typically do cause complications for pregnant women, it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility. If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, if you have some of the symptoms, or you already have it, avoid getting pregnant right now, recommends a recent bulletin from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Here, he answers questions about pregnancy, childbirth, fertility treatment and breastfeeding amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. UPDATE: This article was first published on 13 March – and on 16 March, the government updated its advice for pregnant women. You can read more about it here.

If you’re trying to conceive now and become sick with COVID-19, it would most likely happen during early pregnancy — but there isn’t any research about what this could mean. Asked if she thinks families should postpone plans to try and get pregnant, Dr. Townsend said she just had this conversation with a friend who happens to work in health care. “She’s 38. She. Leo Patrizi/Getty Images Carissa Helmer and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for five or six months by early April, when COVID.

At this time, there’s no reason to hold off on trying to get pregnant, but the data we have is really limited. For example, we don’t think the virus causes birth defects or increases your risk of miscarriage. But we don’t know for sure whether you could transmit COVID-19. There is not much scientific research available on COVID-19 and pregnancy. Deciding to try for a baby is a monumental decision — one that’s suddenly been made a whole lot more complex by the coronavirus pandemic.

So is this the time to try and get pregnant? Or would it.

List of related literature:

Females of childbearing age should be counselled on the importance of not getting pregnant while taking either methotrexate or leflunomide and using appropriate contraceptive measures during treatment with these medicines.

“Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics E-Book” by Cate Whittlesea, Karen Hodson
from Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics E-Book
by Cate Whittlesea, Karen Hodson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Every woman of every age has a chance of having a normal or an abnormal baby, so your age should not stop you any more than it should stop any other woman.

“Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition” by Holly Roberts
from Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition
by Holly Roberts
Atria Books, 2008

Second, for women who become accidentally pregnant while on trastuzumab, since a brief exposure during the first trimester does not seem to increase pregnancy or foetal risk, it is plausible to consider stopping the medication to allow the continuation of the pregnancy [65].

“Breast Cancer Management for Surgeons: A European Multidisciplinary Textbook” by Lynda Wyld, Christos Markopoulos, Marjut Leidenius, Elżbieta Senkus-Konefka
from Breast Cancer Management for Surgeons: A European Multidisciplinary Textbook
by Lynda Wyld, Christos Markopoulos, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2017

Women of childbearing age may take CQ or HCQ before pregnancy and then become pregnant.

“Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy E-Book” by Stephen E. Wolverton, Jashin J. Wu
from Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy E-Book
by Stephen E. Wolverton, Jashin J. Wu
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Treatment with benzimidazoles should not be administered during the first trimester of pregnancy or to infants under 12 months of age.

“Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases E-Book” by Edward T Ryan, David R Hill, Tom Solomon, Timothy P Endy, Naomi Aronson
from Hunter’s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases E-Book
by Edward T Ryan, David R Hill, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Some women discover in their 30s or 40s, after they stop using birth control, that their fertility has drastically declined owing to natural causes, and that pregnancy is impossible without the assistance of fertility drugs.

“The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health” by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, M.D., Terra Diane Ziporyn, Alvin & Nancy Baird Library Fund, Harvard University. Press
from The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health
by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, et. al.
Harvard University Press, 2004

According to the article, “27 is the age at which a woman’s chance of getting pregnant begins to decline,” and “at 20, the risk of miscarriage is about 9 percent; it doubles by 35, then doubles again by the time a woman reaches her early 40s.

“Marriage, Sex, and Family in Judaism” by Michael J. Broyde, Michael Ausubel, Michael S. Berger, David Blumenthal
from Marriage, Sex, and Family in Judaism
by Michael J. Broyde, Michael Ausubel, et. al.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005

The risk increases in those who have limited sperm exposure with the same partner before conception.11,20,37 The protective effects of long-term sperm exposure with the same partner might provide an explanation for the high risk for preeclampsia in women younger than 20 years old.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Mark B Landon, Joe Leigh Simpson, Deborah A Driscoll
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

The definition of infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive after one year of trying.

“Comprehensive Gynecology E-Book” by Rogerio A. Lobo, David M Gershenson, Gretchen M Lentz, Fidel A Valea
from Comprehensive Gynecology E-Book
by Rogerio A. Lobo, David M Gershenson, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

If you’re over 35, doctors recommend that you seek help after you’ve been trying to conceive for 6 months.

“Baby to Toddler Month by Month” by Simone Cave, Caroline Fertleman
from Baby to Toddler Month by Month
by Simone Cave, Caroline Fertleman
Hay House, 2011

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
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  • Not connected to the topic, but I love your simplicity, decency and confidence you depict all these at the same time. Your videos just spreads positivity for me ����

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  • They said we have to wear cloth masks around the building, but I have to take that off and put a “real” mask on to clean an iso room. The shortage is crazy real.

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  • Yeah… Let’s just social distance for the next two years….

    Makes the most sense ��

    Let’s ruin the economy and cause more issues than the virus itself would cause!

  • Thanks for your information! Fever was also my main worry, but it’s good to know that it doesn’t have to be as bad as it’s sometimes made out to be. I got pregnant in February just before the corona pandemic hit. Then in March when everything got really crazy and there were still more unknowns about the virus, I really regretted being pregnant. I miscarried in May (completely unrelated to corona) and yet we decided to try again straightaway. We just don’t want to wait for our rainbow baby and we don’t want a bigger age gap with our son, who is know 16 months old. At this point, it doesn’t feel like the coronavirus is enough of a threat to let it control and change our future. We’ll take any healthy pregnancy and baby we can get now, corona or no corona!

  • I am happy you touched on this because it affects me personally. I am a health worker,pregnant and works at a hospital. It is nerve wrecking working in an environment in a third world country with little data on how it affects this group.Bear in mind i work in a small room and it is difficult to social distance. I am just hoping for the best because no one really talks about this virus and how it affects pregnant women hence the massive anxiety. But i have to keep hopeful and pray for the best even after i give birth.

  • Still we are learning means you don’t know, dont beat around the Bush, it is like somebody saying I am between jobs, first question itself she says she does not know.

  • Helloo there. Please I am going off the topic, but please can you talk about high level of prolactin when TTC?I haven’t seen a video that is really touching the heart the this topic. Like can u you conceive with it? How to deal with it? How to bring it down?. thank you soo much.

  • Have u got a video on getting pregnant and getting your cycle back on track after a depo shot because mine finished in May and im wondering when I’ll ovulate

  • Madam,m from india,actually I had 10yrs son,second child was lost 2yrs ago,but we were willing this year but due to pandemic period I just afraid to have chance I am now 36yrs running is it perfect to get chance this period.pls reply me

  • My husband and I had planned to start in April…we were having positive vibes in 2020 Due to covid he has postponed it and I am really worried about it. Because we both will turn 30 in Nov. Many times our discussion turns into argument due to this stupid covid����

  • My friend gave birth two weeks ago and tore. She came back to the hospital with an infection.. that turned out to be necrotizing fasciitis. I believe she got this because of gown/PPE recycling. She died a week later.

  • Hey, I really need some advice. I had my period May 4, it lasted 4 days. Ok?good. But now btwn May 19/20 I started bleeding but lightly. It started really light/pinkish/white/clear discharge. As da days went on it was red and then got dark red/brownish. I’ve had mild cramping/twinges, headaches, fatigue and it’s been 5/6 days now. It’s still light flow but my actual period is due again May 29th. Can it possibly be implantation bleeding or? Please I need to know something.

  • I am from India. I am having thyroid. Trying to conceive. I am having tablet for thyroid. as it is covid period am not able to go to any hospital. I am having oziva proteins and herbs for women. Can I have it while in TTC. Please reply me. As there is no one here to clear my doubt. Does it effect thyroid or does it effect progesterone…. Please reply me…

  • Great video but as much as I understand how people don’t want to put their life and dreams on hold as woman in 3rd trimester I would advise to wait until this blows off. Going to all appointments by yourself, giving birth in face mask, not being able to go on a baby moon, no shopping trips for baby stuff, no extra scans, no family members feeling baby’s kicks, no prenatal classes… if you’re choosing to do this now make sure you know you’re be all alone and disappointed in how much being pregnant now sucks. Oh plus it’s already a lot dealing with hormones and being emotional without extra pressure of pandemic.

  • My husband and I had planned on trying to start on may…it’s may and we have covid going on my sister in law has covid nicknames picked out already lol. I can take a test in about 8 days according to the ovia app I feel gaggy off and on and I randomly get hot flashes my temp has also I creased slightly and my nipple, not my breasts, are tender so we’re hoping for the best. I’ve been overly anxious to take a test

  • I have pcod thyroid and severe backache irregular periods and so on.. try to conceive since last year and it up nothing.. i just don’t know what to do i am just so confused..

  • I finally found the (almost) perfect boyfriend and we’re starting to talk about having kids. I’m not sure if I should try with everything going on, but then I did realize I shouldn’t stop living and enjoying life just because of COVID, and I’d rarely be able to have so much time with my future kid but the stay at home orders give me all the time in the world. so we’ll just see what happens

  • Conceived during COVID-19. I found out at 8DPO And had a triphasic chart. Thank you for all your videos, very helpful. I am based on last period 5 weeks.

  • Bit of an odd question but im currently having to come off alot of medication before its safe for me to conceive, im having hurrendous tummy pain and its really slowing down my withdrawal andcim in a hurry as im 39!! Every month i dont conceive is maybe a month too late. Any homeopathic remedies for my tummy and withdrawal? Then im also seriously concerned about falling pregnant at this time, is it stupid to try atm? Is it selfish? But i am running out of time so im getting a bit wound up about whether im doing right thing

  • I had an ectopic pregnancy in Feb, lost my left side tube. My husband and I don’t have any kid yet and time is ticking for us. I’m still very worried if I’ll be able to carry a health pregnancy naturally, or should just go straight in for IVF, as I also have a uterine fibroid too.:(

  • I’m so glad to see a new video! I binge watch your videos over and over you are such an inspiration to me ��✨ thank you so much for the videos you don’t have to make! It’s so valuable to me

  • Hi, please I’ve been TTC for 8 months now, I get tender and sore breast, mood swings, temperature rising, more symptoms of pregnancy, late period, like 3 to 4 days late but always test negative and gets my period. Please what could be the cause? Please help me I’m 33 years

  • Hi i want to ask something, I’m trying for 19 months now and not getting pregnant, i had taken clomid, brotin, glucophage, and some antibiotics but didn’t conceive. Now my doctor told that i have swelling in uterus and may be infection and my husband also has infection because she tested pus cells. I’m not familiar with these terms and diseases much. Now she has prescribed me Gynosporin cream, and caramycin 250mg and fungicure 150mg to both of us along with protection during sex, can u tell me what exactly is happening to me? Why I’m not conceiving, is that because of infection or what? Is it good if we both take same medicines?

  • It’s crazy i did fertility treatments for 6 months straight to the point where they told me it would never happen for me and we stopped then i just found out i was 6 weeks pregnant last week now I’m 7 weeks 4 days and I’m more worried!
    I have PCOS with an ovulation disorder with a history of environmental cancer. After 9 years of ttc I’ve got my blessing! Your videos had given me hope through my ttc journey! Thank you for all your great knowledge!

  • I was 16 when I became the first period. For 4 years I had rregular periods. After a alergi from antibiotiks, the period dosen’t came anymore. Today I’m 29 and I’m using Letrox for TSH and Dostinex for hight prolaktin. My period cames just with the help of Duphaston. I just don’t ovulat. Do I have a change to get pregnent? Thank you!

  • I’m 15 weeks pregnant. Only took three months while I watched your videos! I just couldn’t track my BBT because my son still wakes me up regularly at night but I’d have never taken ovulation test without your channel.

    Yes let’s all talk more about surprising fevers! They are a good thing. Just buy a thermometer so you can check it’s at a safe level particularly in children.

  • I am a health care provider, 18 weeks pregnant, and positive for the virus. So difficult mentally but mild symptoms and just very tired.

  • hello, could you do a video on explaining ventilator settings and arterial lines. I absolutely love how you explain things in simple terms

  • I am totally a person that if I have a fever I go with it “sweating the fever out” I’ve always believed to be good for you. Painkillers just block it mentally most of the time. I think you need to try to filter it out naturally (as much as you can) before intervention. I have just reached bfp point after 18months of TTC, I’m over the moon. I just feel time wasn’t on my side to stop trying. I have a TTC channel and I always say “each to their own” as long as we stay vigilant with hygiene health and diet I think anything is possible. I love your positivity. ��✨

  • Hi Fleur! I have been missing your videos! I’m not even ttc, but I just find your voice to be very soothing. Lol. Actually, I found out I fallen pregnant last year a few weeks after your announcement video about your little one. And I had been ttc at the time. So I feel a sort of bond with you lol is that weird? Probably. I hope you and your family are doing well.

  • Hiiiiiii….. We missed you… Well, I know I did lol��. This topic has definitely been on my mind. I even feel selfish for considering trying during this time. Thanks for the info

  • You’re back! Its SO lovely to see you! We miss you! Unfortunately I had a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks during lockdown, after over 2 years of TTC. It was really difficult to get the help needed during this time when I have Factors that affect fertility. My progesterone was low during pregnancy, so would love to see that video as the early pregnancy unit say I using progesterone will only be helpful after multiple miscarriages ��‍♀️ I also have Factor V Leiden, MTHFR and Rhesus negative �� I think the blood thinners I was put on may have caused the miscarriage. So anything to do with natural blood thinners and those Gene’s, as well as progesterone supplementation would be fab. Also anything on male factor infertility after childhood mumps. Hope you’re all doing well, welcome back ��

  • This is purely speculation on my part based on what is known so far and what seems to be a possibility: but lately it would seem that some unexpected and unusual symptoms of covid19 are connected to how the virus is interacting with the imunosystem. The blodclotting, the “kawasakis” in children etc etc, what I hear them saying is that the immunesystem in some ppl are reacting almost in an autoimune way. e.g the virus (also) may trigger autoimmune reactions making the body attack it’s own cells. This makes me think that there is a possibility (just SPECULATION) that the reason we are not specifically seeing pregnant women getting very ill could be because the imunesystem is suppressed during pregnancy… however, like you are saying, high fever and infection is bad during pregnancy. I’m curious to see what we will know for a fact in the future, rn I’m just hoping for the bets. Curently at 20 weeks.

  • Thank you for the reassurance Fleur! I think we’ll continue on ttc as I’m 39, got endo, been trying for a year now and had a miscarriage in November. I have a gorgeous 2 year old boy so I’m very lucky already ��. You’ve helped me so much since I found you 2 weeks ago! If nothing else COVID19 has given me time to research and learn more about my body. Thank you x

  • Finally managed to concieve, last week i finally had a positive test and made an appointment at the docters office. The only thing that really bugs me right now is the fact thay due to covid my husband cannot enter the docters office with me. Just hoping it will end soon, for now we will have to make do with videochat. Your tips have helped me so much when i started this progress for trying to concieve our first child. Thank you so much

  • This has been a topic my husband and I debated a lot. During the first month, we stopped TTC because I had to take antibiotics that cycle and because we hoped we would have a better idea of how COVID would impact us locally and personally (e.g. financially, risk factors we may have) by the next cycle. We’ve ultimately decided to keep trying because 1. I have 2 MTHFR mutations and that puts me at a higher risk of miscarriage. Who knows how long it will take us to have a successful pregnancy 2. We want to have several children and we have limited fertile years left and 3. We don’t want fear to cripple our lives and our dreams. We’re of course taking every precaution and keeping up to date with the science, but until we learn anything that would change the situation for us, we decided this is what was best for us.

  • I just got denied replacement of my birth control, and I’m confused why this is considered elective.

    I’ve been doing my part all along: I’ve been home for weeks, not over-shopping, trying to make a homemade mask.

    Is this same denial happening everywhere? Have you helped patients with this?

    Just a question for another Q&A video.

  • So excited to watch your new video recently found you a couple of weeks ago and honestly can’t get enough! So friendly & informative! Safe to say I’m a fan ❤

  • Hi Fluer. Just wondering if you have any tips or suggestions for homeopathic remedies for male impotence when ttc. Love your videos and hope you and yours family are well.

  • Hi,
    Welcome back hon. Glad to see ylur video and as always you are dropping knowledge. I glad you and your family are well. I cant wait for the progesterone video and I’m glad did this video. Thank you and look forward to future videos! Peace n love! ❤✌

  • Hi Ms, thanks for the tips and healthy thoughts. God Bless us for this coming.. Hope this is over. I have pcos and also feel some pregnancy symptoms. From my calendar, I am currently 2 days before my period date. I am still waiting though and worrid due to the current state. Thanks for the concern. I am from Philippines.

  • Hey Fleur! It’s not related to the video but could you please teach us how to read BBT charts and interpret some problematic charts which could potentially indicate pregnancy?
    Bless you ����

  • Hi. We’ve been TTC and was delayed for 7days. Tested and found it negative, but am experiencing symptoms like sore breast, cramps and insomnia. Do u think am pregnant?

  • Hey Fleur! Welcome back! �� after an eager wait! My morning is made seeing a post from my favourite youtuber. ☺️❤️Best wishes for baby Noel and your family and thank you for posting. Just an idea for a future topic in the pcos series Fleur.. if you could please address hypothyroidism/subclinical hypothyroidism in conjunction with pcos, some useful supplements, tips to prevent progression to overt hypothyroidism, remedies and tips for ttc ���� much love to you xx p.s sooo looking forward to seeing the progesterone video ��������

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  • Thanks for the tips, I had my baby 3 weeks ago, and it was a scene but we got through it! Luckily my husband was allowed to stay with me

  • Is any one pregnant and still working?
    I am 17 weeks pregnant & I’m still working. I’m a concerned if I should stop & just stay home, just to minimize the risk. I was wondering is there women in the same situation.

  • Anyone who wants to get tested but the hospital won’t do it, go to Pixel by LabCorp to get an at home testing kit! It’s free when you used insurance

  • Such a helpful video! I’m due in late September. Do we think it will be normal by then or should I prepare for a different hospital birth?

  • I’m a 4 month pregnant health care worker living in Canada. I just wish the government can implement an emergency benefit plan for pregnant women working in high risk environments like long term care, hospitals, and home care during this time so we can stay home. But, I’m just taking it day by day and with the grace of God.

  • I’m 6 months pregnant and I haven’t been outside since March 14th. I don’t want to take any chances. I had a bad bad cold in December. It almost felt like the coronavirus. I was able to recover but it took months to get rid of that dry cough. Not taking anymore chances. That was back in my 1st trimester.

  • Just found out I’m pregnant a couple of weeks ago so I am sooo thankful for this. As an ICU nurse, I was very concerned about coming into contact with our covid patients. But my nurse manager has been nothing but supportive and has me in the Stepdown unit for the time being❤️

  • My daughter tested positive, while pregnant and history of bad asthma. She did well. Only negative thing was she was separated from her baby. But baby snd she ate good and she’s breastfeeding.

  • I’m a surrogate 37 weeks pregnant. My doctor has been great about protecting my health over the last few weeks. I have GD (on insulin for fasting numbers) and we have had our “checkups” by phone. Had a non stress test yesterday which was moved to an off site birth center instead of labor and delivery where they usually run these tests. I DO have to go into the office this week for my next check up because we are looking at inducing at 38 weeks and for an ultrasound the next day. But they are being as careful as can be! Going a little stir crazy as they have asked me to quarantine myself entirely until delivery though. But I’d rather be alone in my apartment for 2 weeks than risk bringing this virus to the other moms and babies on the ward!

  • I am due this week! Only my husband is allowed at the hospital but the family is anxious to visit when we get home. What thoughts do you have on that?

  • I’m due next week.

    I asked my doctor a couple weeks ago about work. She told me I can continue to work and working from home would be better. I wanted to ask how she expects me to work from home as a nurse����‍♀️

  • I just want to say thank you for your videos! With your help i was able to better understand complex material and passed the NCLEX on April 8th! Thank you so much for everything ❤��

  • Hello doctor good evening
    I have a question
    Is possible,1st baby born 23/3/2003 and 2nd baby born 1/1/2004
    Yaani gap only 9months 7days ka hai
    Aisa ho sakta h
    Please doctor for me

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    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/

  • Mamas, did you go to work in pregnancy this months? I am 15weeks and I want to off work, one of our colleagues is positive now at home. I want to talk to my obgyn and give me a document of pregnancy risk to skip work this months. Did you do the same?

  • Hi lovely!! I would love to have your advice!
    This is the first month that me and my husband starting to try, at my 7dpo I started to feel crampings shorts and no intenses, I feel heartbeat for only 1 night but it was strong (9dpo), back lower pain, I feel tired and I having headaches often and neaples pain. Actuality I in my 11dpo and I having cramping again I never experience cramping after my period, my period star in 3 days I don’t know what to think! ���� I don’t know if is symptoms of pregnancy or just symptoms of my period!

  • Just had the most amazing experience delivering Our Baby at Mid State Medical CT. Few key reasons are due to the pandemic oddly enough.One thing is the social distancing puts alot of demanding family members out of the delivery room without a big stressful talks. Thankfully my Husband was allowed to be my support person as well. Nurses were amazing! I felt safe,loved,& supported the whole time Our family was in their care. Doctor was very diligent in caring for afterbirth delivery as well. Very,very,very appreciative.��❤

  • A friend of mine nearly lost his 3 month old baby. The baby stopped breathing and he, his wife, and his mother in law rushed to the hospital. At the hospital he was heartbroken because he wasn’t allowed to go in with his baby. Only his wife was allowed to go in. Fortunately, they saved the baby, but my friend had a total mental breakdown on the sidewalk.

  • For me personally would NOT try to get pregnant, if it’s by accident fine, but, I would not get in bed and be like “let’s screw and make a baby” deliberately during this time. Once I am pregnant I would definitely automatically chose a home birth for many reasons, one reason would be because I’ve always wanted to anyways, that had always been in the plan so, why change the plan because of a pandemic and the second reason is because hospitals are changing policies to people’s birth plans and number of people they want in the room etc. I want a doula personally and I don’t think doulas count as a “necessary medical person” so she would not be allowed in the room and in my personal situation, I’m adopted and my mom has never given birth so, given it would be my first time I would want my mom and my partner’s mom in the room with me to help me, and of course the support of my partner which would not be allowed obviously at a hospital during COVID-19 so, in order to make the plan come true, I would have to do a home birth so, if any of you are in that situation, I would seriously consider doing a home birth, not to mention they make you wear a mask the entire time you’re there including while you push, and if you’ve ever given birth before you know how extremely difficult it is to push with a mask, even on a normal basis it’s hard to push so, adding a mask on top of that would not be ideal or easy. So, yeah, that is why I strongly recommend a home birth if you are in any of these categories and if any of this list applys to you; first time mom, adoptee, doula chosen, more support ect.

  • My husband (who was with me for my first birth which was hellacious and not normal) said that I’m doing a home birth. I told him when he pushes out a human then he can have a home birth but I probably would have died with my first if I wasn’t at a hospital, I’m not risking that a second time

  • i love your work I salute.. I’m from Pakistan and I’m a Generic nurse and I’m your new subscriber wishes all the best…. take care mam

  • I had been looking for a youtube ob/gyn who talks about covid 19 while pregnant for over a month now. Thank you so much for sharing all this information. I am 11 weeks pregnant and live in Pakistan. I was super scared i’ll get the virus and that will affect my baby but omg your videos have helped me deal with the stress for now.

  • My hospital is allowing zero visitors. Since I’m not high risk I’d rather do it at home than now have a support system to lower my anxiety and stress.

  • I’m so glad you shared your thoughts on this Fleur! My husband and I were going to start our TTC journey earlier this year but due to Covid we are putting it on hold til later this year.

  • I’m 15 weeks pregnant with my first baby and my fiance couldn’t come in to see the scan of our baby.
    We have a picture of our beautiful baby but I just felt so bad for him having missed out on seeing our child/hearing their heartbeat ��

  • So, if a pregnant mom has covid-19, would that give the baby antibodies against the virus? Or like, would they be more protected from the virus? I guess same question for breastfeeding mothers who have it, would that help the baby be more “immune” to it?

  • Thank you for addressing this topic, everyone has their own thoughts and approach to this pandemic right now. Wondering if you might consider doing a future video specific to chemical pregnancy? I saw you did one on pregnancy loss, which included chemical pregnancy and was very helpful, but I am looking for more information specific to the mechanics and natural treatment options for chemical pregnancy. I have had three in a row, trying for baby #2 and feeling very distraught. I know it could be me, him, or both of us. Will be seeking guidance from my doctor but in the meantime would love if you addressed this! There isn’t a lot of information out there except for the most likely reasons why it can occur but nothing on how to address these issues. Three in a row to me is a sign. I heard somewhere it can be because of an immunity issue on the women’s end. But again no further information was given. Curious on your perspective. Thanks in advance and for all you do! ❤️��

  • I’m at the beginning of my TTC journey and I definitely worry sometimes about what it will mean to be pregnant during this time. Especially what it would mean for my husband being a part of all the appointments, as it would be our first baby. I am in my 30s and we will just let things unfold and trust that it will be okay.

  • A lot of expected parents are switching to home birth because they are told that they can’t have their partners with them in the delivery room

  • My son is now about 6 weeks old. They almost didn’t allow even me, in the delivery room. My poor wife would have been so upset had that happened. We got lucky.

  • My homebirth two weeks ago was 1000 times better than my previous hospital birth. We planned a homebirth since the beginning of my pregnancy and it was the best decision I could have made. 5 hour relatively pain free labor with zero tears compared to my hospital birth that was over 85 hours, labia tear, anal fissures that took 2 years to heal…. I would never birth in a hospital again.

  • There are huge numbers of people that insist on home births even when there’s not a pandemic. For the life of me I don’t understand this. It seems incredibly dangerous and irresponsible considering you’re putting the babies and your own health at risk.

  • I am really hoping things settle down by late november/ early december. I am due then. Yes i got pregnant right at the start of quarantine lol. But I am super scared that I will be alone during my delivery

  • I made an appointment a month in advance before all this started because I have been having abnormal periods and pain during ovulation and sex for the past year and I’ve always wanted to get checked out but have never been in a position where I have access to doctors. I recently moved to Indiana so I decided to make the appointment right when I moved here to try and start getting help. I decided to call a day before and make sure I was still having the appointment and the lady on the phone told me no I never had an appointment and even if I did they would have called me to cancel because they weren’t taking new patients. She was really rude and made me feel like I was crazy or did something wrong. I told her that this was the phone number I called to set the appointment, I had given my insurance information and everything and she said no I had never made one and to try and set one up in July. The way she spoke to me made me feel so neglected like I didn’t matter and it was really hard to cope with. My entire life I haven’t been able to get help and the one time I decide to actually try and get what I need this happens. Idk my last few cycles have been so bad I threw up and I get so nauseous I have to stay in the bathroom for the first 3 hours of the day. I’m not looking forward to waiting another year to get help

  • I’m nervous about having my first baby during this pandemic �� so afraid my husband won’t be able to be there and have to have her at the hospital due to being high risk hopefully my husband can be there as new zealand is in level 3 and looking like going to level 2 but hope we arnt doing everything too soon ����

  • Is the vagina one of the mucus membranes included in those that you can contract Covid from after touching infected surfaces?

    Scenariossomebody sneezes in a bathroom stall and droplets go on the door lock; you lock the door, pee, touch the toilet paper with that hand or the TP is thin and your hand grazes your vag; or you go to the store, touch infected surfaces, touch your keys, you get home and pee and wipe with key hands before washing your hands. Etc

  • What recommendations should be made for pregnant healthcare workers working in an Emergency Department in particular? Does wearing a mask and face covering at all times suffice?

  • Hello! Just found I am pregnant not really looking into getting pregnant. My question is, will it be a good decision to go through an abortion? due to the fact that I suffer from asthma and gallbladder stones plus the fear of covid19.

  • Can you react to this home birth?
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/people.com/parents/kara-keough-brings-home-son-mccoy-ashes/%3famp=true

  • Thank you for this video! I’m so glad I found this channel during this pandemic ❤️. I have a few girlfriends who are pregnant and want to share this to give them a bit of peace of mind.
    Also, I have a question. Why do you say “people who are pregnant”? I’m a little protective of the fact that women get pregnant, not people. (Yes, I know women are people…)
    Remember, be kind; to yourself, to each other, to me; in the comments; be kind. ��❤️

  • If anyone has the chance, please find it in your hearts to look at mine and my fiancé’s go fund me. I’m 8 months pregnant and COVID has really put a blow on our income. Just please check it out https://gf.me/u/ya9ucm

  • It took me 136 days to ovulate this cycle. If I’m only ovulating twice a year…it’s REALLY hard to consider not giving it everything we have.

  • I just found out that I am gonna be a mom.I wasnt scared before but my gyn was so incredibly rude and disrespecting to me that I dont even dare to ask her anything..please just tell me its gonna be okay… this is my first one..

  • Why did you flat out say that deciding to do a home birth at this time shouldn’t be done? A home birth would be much more relaxing for both mom and baby in some cases and isn’t this the goal? Low anxiety levels and peacefulness?

  • She was kind of dodging around the c-section one, but really she implied that yes, if you have Covid-19 you will likely have a c-section.

  • Dr. Jones, thank you for posting this informative video. I had a question: I’m due next month, and my husband has been battling a dry cough with no other symptoms for 4 weeks. He is healthy otherwise, but hasn’t been diagnosed with covid19, and we worry that because we are considered technically “corona free” and asymptomatic, we’ll go about handling the newborn next month without taking precautions (masks during breastfeeding, etc) and unknowingly pass it onto her. We would hate to be in that position: do you recommend us both get tested before the birth next month so we know to take the precautions with her? Thank you so much for your advice and expertise. I hope you stay safe and healthy out there.

  • I’m pregnant! Just found out 2 days ago���� yes when I think about COVID-19 I can get a little scared but I 100% believe in God and I know he will take care of me so yes I’ll take normal precautions but other than that I’m just really excited

  • Would you ever be willing to do a video on pregnancy and mental health and taking medications. As a psychiatric NP I often have clients who are pregnant but also have mental heath conditions. It would be so interesting and informative to hear what treating these clients is like from the perspective of the ob/gyn.

  • If there was only one bed available at the hospital I wonder who gets it first, the woman who have to give birth because of medical issues and are scheduled to deliver by their obgyn or the one person with severe covid-19 symptoms

  • There has been a maternal death in a pregnant inmate who died from COVID-19 shortly after giving birth. Attached is an article reporting this tragedy. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/us/coronavirus-inmate-death-andrea-circle-bear.amp.html

  • Thank you for this video! I’m 28, very healthy, have a 2 year old son, I want to get pregnant soon but I’m afraid of the coming months, things are now going back to normal to support the economy, so I’m afraid things will get worse and cases will get higher.. what if I got the virus early while pregnant.. I want to wait but you never know for how long

  • Watching this this from China, where I live, and the mask shortage makes me so angry. The fact that the CDC would recommend a HANDKERCHIEF to cover your mouth when we are trying so hard to send masks but the FDA is BLOCKING THEM ������ Even if we could just send them to civilians to save the most effective ones for hospital workers it feels like it would be better. My sister works in a hospital and I’m told I can’t even personally send her masks, even though they have been certified by the EU. It’s HEARTBREAKING and FRUSTRATING. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/coronavirus-kn95-masks-us-wont-import-china

  • A great u-tuber Dr you didn’t list is “Dr Hope’s sicknotes” Dr Hope is a british junior doctor who is currently lodging with a consultant anaesthesiologist who is a fan of Lego. They made a video called “we built a corona virus” using lego to explain how it works. This was the best explanation of this virus I have seen. They also made a video about what happens in intensive care (using lego to explain it of course). Both these videos are worth a watch.

  • my neighbor just gave birth to twins, her 9th and 10th children at a birthing center! she’s honestly amazing. thank you for the informative video!

  • I had no idea that when I got pregnant that this was gonna happen:( why now?!?! My first child:( this is scary but I’m due in early October

  • Hi Dr! You didn’t say why not to have birth at home? I’m very concered because my wife is due date within 2 weeks and we are afrair of having to go to the hospital.
    The part of the video when you said “No, don’t have your baby at home, because of this” you didn’t explain it.
    Thank you so much for your time and sharing your knowledge.

  • Thank you so much for this video! I just found out I’m pregnant last week and neutral in emotions about this unexpected pregnancy because of this virus, but your video made me feel better❤

  • Here in Brazil we, unfortunately, had several maternal deaths and even a newborn death. And we haven’t even reached 1,000 deaths in total. I’m 23 weeks pregnant and so scared. It seems like here in Brazil the worst is still to come

  • Thank you for your videos! I have PCOS and TTC. I changed my diet and lifestyle over 1 year ago, I’ve had regular periods for 2 years and, all of a sudden, skipped my period this month, but pregnancy tests are negative. I read that quarantine could affect our cycles. Is this true? Do you agree and if so, what can I do about it?