Coronavirus Australia pregnancy: Can COVID-19 affect pregnancy?

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“I’m 22 weeks with my second IVF baby. It’s worrisome. You want to protect your unborn baby and keep up to date with where things are at but at the same time, I’m trying not to increase my stress levels. At the moment, I’m home from work with my special needs five-year-old who we took out of school last week.”


“I am 12 weeks pregnant in a few days. This is my first pregnancy, I’ve been wanting it for a very long time and I’m super excited. I’m also a very senior and experienced intensive care nurse. Guidelines say I’m not to look after COVID-19 patients, and I won’t. But I still have to work within the same unit as others that do – day in, night out. We share a break room and a handover room. I want to protect my unborn child but I also know that my knowledge and skill will be invaluable in the least to support those looking after the patients I…

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