Navigating COVID-19 and the Vaccine in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

While the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world, Ob/Gyns, like many other healthcare professionals, had to quickly educate themselves on the evolving information and data being disseminated. They also had to retrain and shift their practices to best keep themselves and their patients and families safe. Concerned patients looked to them for advice and guidance. And now, with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, there are many new questions and considerations for Ob/Gyns to address as they continue to counsel their patients. 

Jeannie Kelly, MD, MS, Washington University maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Women & Infants Center, a partnership among Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University Physicians talks about COVID-19, how it has impacted obstetrical care, how it affects the health of women during pregnancy and during breastfeeding, and the recommendations for this population as they become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For a maternal-fetal medicine consult or patient referral at the Women & Infants Center, call 1-855-747-5300.

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Jeannie Kelly, MD, MS

Jeannie Kelly, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director of Obstetrical Inpatient Services,
Maternal Transport Services and C.A.R.E. in Pregnancy

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