Having a baby during the coronavirus; precautions you need to knowHaving a baby during the coronavirus pandemic? Dr. Manny Alvarez, a Fox News contributor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, shares advice on extra precautions you can take if you’re pregnant during the COVID-19 outbreak.Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Dr. Manny Alvarez, a Fox News contributor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, shares advice on extra precautions you can take if you’re pregnant during the COVID-19 outbreak.What should I be doing to prepare to have a baby during this COVID pandemic?The first thing that couples should think about during this pandemic as they get ready to have a baby is PREPARENESS, PREPARENESS, PREPARENESS! Keep the lines of communication open with your obstetrical provider and know what their visitation policies look like. Make sure that you understand what tests or ultrasounds need to be made since a lot of these things are time sensitive and require the proper gestational age to be coordinated with the tests. Examples are genetic testing, diabetic screening, anatomy ultrasound and fetal surveillance tests.


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