Advertisement

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

What You Need To Know About COVID-19 And Pregnancy

Pregnant women are slightly more vulnerable to infection than the general population, due to the imm...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:09 PM - 16 Apr 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

What You Need To Know About COVID-19 And Pregnancy

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:09 PM - 16 Apr 2020

Listen to this episode



Pregnant women are slightly more vulnerable to infection than the general population, due to the immune response being a bit weaker than normal. This means they are at risk for developing more severe symptoms if they happen to contract COVID-19.

While pregnant women do not need to cocoon unless they have an underlying health condition, they are advised to practise strict social distancing.

Dr Doireann O'Leary, GP at MyCorkGP and health blogger, joined us for our weekly medical consultation to discuss some of the things that are currently known about COVID-19 and pregnancy.

She spoke about the importance of routine antenatal care continuing as normal, as well as other issues like development and delivery of the baby and breastfeeding.

Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.


Read more about

Covid-19 Health Medical Pregnancy

Related Podcasts

Kathryn Thomas Chats How Becom...

00:10:24

Kathryn Thomas Chats How Becoming A Mother Impacts Your Career

Weekend Breakfast With Alison Curtis

00:10:24


Munster Championship Gets Unde...

00:15:11

Munster Championship Gets Underway With Clare Vs Limerick In Ennis

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:15:11


The Week Trending

00:24:20

The Week Trending

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:24:20


Ireland Will Be Well Represent...

00:03:34

Ireland Will Be Well Represented At This Iconic Marathon

Dave Moore

00:03:34