Lexington Women's Health


COVID-19 and Pregnancy
Many patients are calling in to see if they should continue working while pregnant due to the COVID-19 virus. While we do not advocate that all pregnant women stop working, we support the patients’ option to self-quarantine if they perceive their workplace to be high risk or if they are unable to maintain effective hygiene methods at the workplace. During this time if you have the option to work from home then you should accept that option. If you do not, please maintain the CDC’s guidelines for prevention: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are sick Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Wear a facemask if you are sick. Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. We want you to know that we are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 health situation and are always concerned about the health of our patients. If there are additional recommendations from the CDC we will take action accordingly. Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fpregnancy-faq.html
Originally Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020