What You Need To Know About Pregnancy And COVID-19 : Short Wave How dangerous is COVID-19 for pregnant women and their babies? The research has been scant and the data spotty. Dr. Laura Riley, the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Obstetrician-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian, explains what we know at this point and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.
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Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

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Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

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How dangerous is COVID-19 for pregnant women and their babies?

It's the million dollar question.

Dr. Laura Riley, the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and the obstetrician-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian, explains what we know at this point from the available research and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.

Follow Dr. Riley on Twitter @obdocriley. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Yowei Shaw, edited by Deborah George, and fact-checked by Rebecca Ramirez.