COVID-19 does not appear to increase the risk of miscarriage.
Some cases of premature/early birth (before 37 weeks), have been seen worldwide. This could be because of early intervention from doctors in caring for a severely unwell mothers.
At this time, there is only small number of cases worldwide where babies have developed the virus after birth. Some transmission may have occurred immediately after birth. Because of this it is difficult to confirm whether the COVID-19 virus can be passed to your baby during pregnancy.
It is important that you continue to stay well during your pregnancy, to reduce risk of contracting COVID-19. Flu and whooping cough vaccinations in pregnancy are recommended. Ask your maternity provider, LMC/Community Midwife if you are suitable.
Pregnant people from 28 weeks’ gestation onwards, or earlier if other medical issues
Recommendations from the UK suggest that women above 28 weeks’ gestation should be especially careful about physical distancing and minimising contact with others.
If you are a healthcare professional you should consider working non-clinically where possible, to avoid anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 and reduce unnecessary social contact.
Essential workers can seek advice from Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment.