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Maggie Shannon

Midwife Patrice Bobier supports a client who chose the privacy and safety of her home to give birth. In November 2021 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a large national study definitively showing that being infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy raised the risk of stillbirth, and that risk increased with the appearance of the more virulent Delta variant. The CDC expects to have data on the Omicron variant soon. “The good news is that [placental damage] is probably a very uncommon occurrence,” Schwartz says. “Most women who have COVID-19 while pregnant will do well, and most of their babies will, too.”

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