Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Pregnancy FAQs

What is the team at Associates in Women’s Health of the Mahoning Valley doing to help avoid the spread of COVID-19?

We are regularly disinfecting all of our office surfaces and have hand sanitizers in our waiting room and in each of our exam rooms. Our medical and administrative staff is also regulating that no more than 10 patients can be in our waiting room at one time. We look forward to continuing to provide excellent OBGYN & pre-natal patient care while adhering to the CDC recommended guidelines.

Is Associates in Women’s Health of the Mahoning Valley open during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The health and safety of our patients are most important as we monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. The practice of Rodney Hill OBGYN, Associates in Women’s Health of the Mahoning Valley, is currently open and seeing patients.

If you have any symptoms including high fever, cough, sore throat, headache, fatigue, vomiting or diarrhea, please call our office to make us aware of your circumstance so that we can make other arrangements for you.

Can COVID-19 cause problems during pregnancy?

At this time, it is unknown if COVID-19 causes problems during pregnancy or if affects the health of the baby after birth.

How can pregnant women protect themselves from getting COVID-19?

Pregnant women should do the following to protect themselves:

• Avoid people who are sick
• Clean your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Is it easier for pregnant women to get COVID-19?

There is currently no evidence that pregnant women have a greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19 than the general public. Since pregnant women experience changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of contracting some infections, it is very important for pregnant women to protect themselves from illnesses.

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