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Pregnancy & COVID-19: Top Ten Things to Know

By Emily Savage

Despite the fact that current situation taking place across America has everything on pause, there is one thing we no for certain.  There is no PAUSE button on pregnancy.   More than ever we know that you are relying on us for information and resources—many of you to help get you through your pregnancy.   BCB Resident Expert, Dr. John Thoppil, MD, FACOG, OBGYN in Austin, TX is sharing top ten things to know if you’re expecting during this time. 

Additionally, Dr. Thoppil will be presenting a very special Facebook Live event on Monday, March 30 at 4 pm CST.  Tune in to watch him live as he further addresses this topic and answers all of your questions!

1. Pregnant moms are not more likely to contract COVID-19 than the general population.
2. There is no known transmission from mother to fetus during pregnancy however babies are susceptible.
3. Follow social distancing guidelines, six feet away, no social gatherings.
4. Maintain healthy diet, exercise, sleep patterns.
5. Take your vitamins.
6. CALL your doctor if you’re sick or have been exposed.
7. Be aware of modified hospital/clinic visitor policies.
8. Be flexible to new approaches –Telemed, modified prenatal schedule.
9. Disinfect high-touch surfaces often (keys, cell phone, remote, doorknob).
10.Wash your hands often and STAY HOME!


Dr. John Thoppil leads River Place OB/GYN and provides state of the art care to women from in and around Austin, Texas. Patients of all ages have access to a wide variety of services including annual wellness visits, obstetrics, prenatal care, 3D and 4D ultrasounds, gynecology, birth control, hormone management including bio-identical hormone replacement, and weight management services.

Stay tuned for for more the Bump Club and Beyond Team.  We’ll be providing you many ideas for things to do over the next few weeks when we’re home with our kids right here. Check it out for ways to keep busy, Amazon Prime haul for keeping kids entertained, 101 Movies for Parents, online activities, virtual fitness and MORE!  We’ll be updating our ideas for you and your family daily. 

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook  for more ideas as we navigate both COVID-19 AND parenthood together.

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