COVID-19: Pregnancy, Birthing and Bringing Baby Home
Updated June 29th, 2020
Having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic can feel stressful, and it is natural to worry. If you have question about COVID-19 and:
- how to protect yourself during pregnancy
- going to your prenatal and postpartum appointments
- labour, delivery and designated support people
- feeding your baby
- bringing baby home
Click here to find out the answers.
Did you know it’s safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine while you are pregnant or breast/chestfeeding?
Evidence shows that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe to get during pregnancy and will not harm your unborn baby. COVID- 19 vaccines:
- are recommended at any stage in pregnancy.
- are very effective at reducing the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death
- can help prevent pregnancy complications for parent and baby.
- decreases the risk that you will develop COVID-19 and expose your baby.
It is also safe to get the vaccine while breastfeeding. Evidence shows that antibodies are passed through breast milk which may protect your baby from COVID-19.
It is recommended that people who are born on or before December 31, 2009 be vaccinated. See COVID-19: Vaccine Safety & Efficacy and talk to your health care provider at your next prenatal appointment. To find out more about the vaccine and where to get it, click