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A 32-year-old female asked:

hi there, are there high risks in falling pregnant during this covid crisis or is it best to wait until it is over or there is a vaccine? i am 33 already and wanting to start a family before we get too old and the risks are higher

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVI 19: In pregnant women who develop COVID-19 pneumonia, early data show approximately the same rate of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions as in the nonpregnant population but an increased risk of preterm and cesarean delivery. REF: https://www.uptodate.com/contents/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-pregnancy-issues. Would discuss with your doctor and partner. Take care.

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