By: Bibi Deitz, September 18, 2020

“Observing guidelines for mask wearing, social distancing, and keeping hands clean is particularly important for pregnancy, when immunological competence declines. Eat foods which boost immune function—onions, garlic, turmeric, et cetera—and take your prenatal vitamins with Omega-3.” —Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. “If you’re thinking of trying to get pregnant right now…don’t panic. I’d start by taking a good prenatal vitamin with at least 400 mcg of folate two to three months before [trying to get] pregnant. Being pregnant increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant women, so it’s important to take precautions.

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