Covid-19 Today | Impact on Expectant Mothers, New Moms, & Newborns
A news release from the LA County Public Health Department dated 1/5/2021 reports more than 840,611 positive COVID-19 cases to date and 11,071 deaths throughout all of Los Angeles County.
Hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
The director of Public Health for Los Angeles County sends the following message:
“To the families and friends experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one due to COVID-19, we send wishes of healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D., MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health.
Community transmission is high! The Los Angeles Public Health Department urges everyone to stay home. If outside, wear a face covering, wash or sanitize your hands and keep a 6 feet distance from others.
What is the impact of COVID-19 on expecting mothers, new moms, and newborns?
As of 12/28/2020 in Los Angeles County
4136 pregnant women tested positive for COVID-19
5 deaths among 4136 pregnant women
Testing information was available for 2,053 newborns
30 babies tested positive for the virus
What can expectant or new mom’s do?
Stay home as much as possible
If sick or positive for COVID-19, wear a mask while breastfeeding or bottle-feeding and wash your hands before touching the baby or bottle. If possible, ask someone else to feed your baby either your breastmilk or formula in a bottle.
Find more detailed information for new moms here.
Let’s use all of the tools we have to stop the surge.