Pregnant & Black During COVID-19? Should You Be Worried?

With all the talk about the Coronavirus COVID-19, experts and people alike are trying to figure out which groups are more susceptible to the disease: the elderly? People of Asian descent? African Americans? And one group that is particularly getting a lot of attention is pregnant women. If you are pregnant and are surrounded by the coronavirus, should you be worried?

Pregnant women do not appear to be more susceptible to severe Covid-19 symptoms and there is no evidence that the virus can pass to a baby during pregnancy, according to new guidance.

The guidelines, issued by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, offer reassurance to pregnant women in the UK who until now have not been given any specific details on whether they or their baby are at greater risk.