Pregnancy and Coronavirus

Trying to conceive, finding out you’re pregnant, or preparing to welcome your baby while facing the many unknowns of Coronavirus (COVID-19) can add a lot of stress to an already emotion-packed journey.
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AHN supports you and your growing family

AHN can help you manage this challenging time and ensure that this is still a joyous and beautiful experience for your family.

Yes, protocols have changed, and that may be frustrating. But we promise these changes were made to keep you and your baby as safe and healthy as possible.

Quick guide to labor and delivery

To learn more about AHN’s pregnancy and newborn services, download one of our quick guides to labor and delivery during Coronavirus.


Forbes Hospital
2570 Haymaker Road
Monroeville, PA 15146


Jefferson Hospital
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025


Saint Vincent Hospital
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16544


West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Have questions? We have answers.

Take a look at common FAQs regarding pregnancy and Coronavirus. If you have any additional concerns, please reach out directly to your OB office. Our care teams are available to answer your questions and prepare you for what’s to come.

Quick guide to FAQs

Pregnancy Concerns

Labor and Delivery

General Questions

I have questions about Coronavirus during my pregnancy

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Dr. Danielle Smith talks about COVID-19 and the vaccine while pregnant

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Am I at greater risk for Coronavirus while pregnant?

In terms of getting Coronavirus, you are at no greater risk than a person who is not pregnant.

However, if you do contract it, your risk of serious illness is much greater. According to the CDC, pregnant women, especially those who are unvaccinated or have underlying conditions, have a greater risk of severe illness — which could include hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is your best form of protection.

If I have Coronavirus, can I pass that along to my baby?

Right now, there's is not much data on this. However, in the few cases that have occurred, Coronavirus did not pass from mom to baby. Breast milk and amniotic fluid were also found virus-free.

I'm currently pregnant and scared I'll get Coronavirus. What should I do?

Get your COVID-19 vaccine — this is the No. 1 step you can take to protect yourself and your baby from Coronavirus. You should also follow the CDC’s other safety guidelines: 

  • Stay home and avoid large crowds — especially indoors.
  • Avoid being within six feet of other people.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiz