by George Citroner on March 15, 2020

“To reduce the risk of transmission from mother to newborn, facilities need to consider separating mother from the baby until the mothers transmission–based precautions are no longer a risk,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Gaither also advises that pregnant women should consider themselves in the “immunocompromised group” and be especially cautious because they have physiologic changes that lower their immunity and may increase their risk for infection.

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