Expectant mothers concerned about isolation and health risks amid coronavirus pandemic

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Tonight to major hospital networks in New York City are blocking spouses and partners from attorney to rooms to prevent the spread of coronavirus millions of expectant mothers have concerns about the virus including CBS news correspondent Nikki Batiste who was nearly nine months pregnant and here is what she's learned at twenty seven weeks pregnant Raquel I occurred tested positive for covert nineteen I was in shock I broke down and you know my husband was my my rock and calm you down data on the impact of corona virus in pregnant women fetuses and newborns is limited but hopeful what we know at this point is that that pregnant women do not seem to get any sicker once once they get code nineteen than the general population Dr Laura Riley says the flu is still more dangerous for pregnant women doctors say corona virus does not appear to pass from mother to baby through the placenta or breast milk but that it's too early to tell if there are concerns for women in early pregnancy like miscarriage or birth defects I'm about thirty four four weeks pregnant myself what are the concerns for newborn I think the biggest concern is whether or not a newborn will get the infection after mom delivers ACOG says pregnant patients should follow the same recommendations as the general population which includes wearing a mask if she has the virus or symptoms but some doctors suggest wearing a mask in public you know everyone's case is different but living proof that you do you will get through it and you will be okay we keep it seized CBS news

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