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A 36-year-old female asked:

Im 36, recently married, and have pcos. we were planning to try to get pregnant right away because of my age and possible fertility issues, but we are concerned about covid19. what are recommendations on trying to get pregnant during pandemic?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Preterm labor, : also hyperthermia, which is common in COVID-19, is a theoretical concern as elevation of maternal core temperature from a febrile illness during organogenesis in the first trimester may be associated with an increased risk of congenital anomalies, especially neural tube defects, or miscarriage. Use of acetaminophen in pregnancy, including in the first trimester, has been shown overall to be safe.

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