Fort Worth, Texas,
02
April
2020
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04:46 PM
America/Chicago

COVID-19 and Pregnancy. What Moms Need to Know

Following strict social distancing is critical for expectant mothers.

Contracting COVID-19 near your delivery date could impact how you will care for your baby in significant ways.

Here are some tips to help prepare you and your new baby:

  • Follow the advice of your doctor. Things are changing rapidly and they will be the best resource for up-to-date information.
  • Contact your delivery hospital in advance to understand their policies regarding your partner and other visitors.
  • Call your Cook Children’s Pediatrician for a Virtual Prenatal Consultation. You can meet your pediatrician in advance, and they can talk you through the policies we have in place to keep your baby safe and provide you the best possible care.

Get to know Justin Smith, M.D.

Justin Smith, M.D., is a pediatrician in Trophy Club  and the Medical Advisor for Digital Health for Cook Children's in Fort Worth, Texas. He has an active community on both Facebook and Twitter as @TheDocSmitty and writes weekly for Cook Children's checkupnewsroom.com. He believes that strategic use of social media and technology by pediatricians to connect with families can deepen their relationship and provide a new level of convenience for both of their busy lifestyles. Dr. Smith’s innovative pediatric clinic, a pediatric clinic “designed by you,” open now. Click to learn more. To make an appointment, call 817-347-8100.

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