Ways to protect yourself from Covid-19 before, during and after pregnancy
Practice social distancing: maintaining a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others
Wear a mask to help protect yourself and others, even if you’ve been vaccinated, when you’re out in public places.
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly to kill the virus that causes COVID-19.
Talk with your healthcare provider about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. They can help you decide what’s best for you and your baby.
Here’s how to make sure you are getting and sharing the most accurate information
Context is key. Watch out for images, numbers, and quotes that don’t have sources, are outdated, or lack context.
Where is the health information coming from? Does that source have an agenda? Does it affect the credibility of the information? Check social media profiles, the “About” page on a website and even Wikipedia to learn more about an information source.
Check the date. What we know about COVID-19 is regularly changing. Seek out and share the most current information from credible health experts.
Get a second opinion. What are other expert health sources saying?
Check with your healthcare provider. Always confirm health information with a medical provider.
Read before you share. Headlines are often provocative or misleading. Read or watch before you pass it on, to make sure that you’re sharing accurate and helpful information.
Pause before you share health or medical information. Take stock of your emotional reaction to a piece of information before acting on it. When we react strongly about information that we read or hear, it’s important to think about whether we’re reacting based on facts—or feelings.
Finding and sharing information about the Covid-19 vaccine
Aside from your doctor, there are other good sources of information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some recommended resources: