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


Manitoba Health COVID-19