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(402) 228-3117
4800 Hospital Parkway/U.S. Hwy 77 North, North Addition, Beatrice, NE

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COVID-19 and our Pregnant Patients

COVID-19 Updates for Pregnant and Postpartum Patients
March 13, 2020

A message from our OB-GYNS and Women’s & Children’s Clinic:

The CDC is recommending pregnant women be treated as a high risk population. This is due to evidence of how pregnancy changes a woman’s immune and respiratory system, and how other viral respiratory illnesses affect pregnant women.

The CDC reports:

  • No evidence of any maternal deaths from COVID-19.
  • No evidence of COVID-19 transferring from mom to baby in infected mothers.
  • No evident of COVID-19 being found in placentas, umbilical cords or breast milk.

We are following CDC guidelines, and encouraging:

  • Women who are affected, to continue to breast feed and if in isolation continue to pump to express breast milk.
  • Good hand hygiene, washing hands for 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face.
  • Social distancing to help prevent disease spread to high risk population.
  • Pregnant patients to continue to come to all routine obstetrical visits.

Limited visitation request:

  • We ask all pregnant patients to limit visitors when coming into our hospital for labor, and only having one support person during labor and delivery.
  • We also recommend limiting visitors of newborn babies to only a parent and a healthy caregiver.

If you have symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat and fatigue, please call the hotline at 1-800-859-0240 BEFORE coming into the clinic, emergency department, labor and delivery or urgent care so we can prepare our staff for your arrival.



 
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