Am J Perinatol 2020; 37(08): 850-853
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710539
Clinical Opinion
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Caring for Pregnant Patients with COVID-19: Practical Tips Getting from Policy to Practice

Viktoriya London
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
,
Rodney McLaren Jr.
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
,
Janet Stein
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
,
Fouad Atallah
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
,
Nelli Fisher
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
,
Shoshana Haberman
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
,
Sandra McCalla
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
,
Howard Minkoff
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
2  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
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Further Information

Publication History

16 April 2020

18 April 2020

Publication Date:
07 May 2020 (online)

Abstract

Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic with most American cases in New York. As an institution residing in a high-prevalence zip code, with over 8,000 births annually, we have cared for over 80 COVID-19-infected pregnant women, and have encountered many challenges in applying new national standards for care. In this article, we review how to change outpatient and inpatient practices, develop, and disseminate new hospital protocols, and we highlight the psychosocial challenges for pregnant patients and their providers.

Key Points

  • Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) information rapidly changes.

  • Multidisciplinary communication is key.

  • This study addresses psychosocial challenges.