The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention recently expanded its list of those who are at higher risk of more serious COVID-19 cases, and pregnant women are included. Those with underlying conditions, such as pregnancy, may experience more severe outcomes should they contract the disease. Dr. Alan Fishman, Obstetrix-affiliated perinatologist, explains why this is. “Pregnancy is a situation with all kinds of hormonal changes in the mix,” Fishman said, noting that “pregnancy is a stress on a healthy woman’s body.” When it comes to what expecting moms can do to minimize their risk, he recommends practicing safe habits and staying on schedule with regular checkups.

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