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COVID-19 and pregnancy

11 March 2022

We explain what to do if you have COVID-19 during pregnancy, including the importance of vaccination for you and your baby, as well as the steps you need to take if you go into labour while you are positive.

Don’t panic if you get COVID-19 during pregnancy.

Find out what to expect and tips from our experts in our short (one to two minute) videos.

 What to do if you have COVID-19 and go into labour: 

Vaccination during pregnancy:

What to do if your symptoms get worse:

 Managing COVID-19 at home:

 Risks of COVID-19 during pregnancy:

Symptoms of COVID-19 in pregnant women:

What to do if you test positive:

Your at home toolkit: 

Dr Christopher Gunnell - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr Gunnell is a Perth trained obstetrician and gynaecologist who has been in private practice since 1998 and practices at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.  He has a particular interest in normal childbirth, but also has the experience and expertise to manage high-risk and complicated pregnancies and births. He provides a wide range of general gynaecological services, with a special interest in the management of menstrual issues and menopause.