ACOG has UPDATED a series of FAQs and resources for healthcare providers and their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend that you review the information provided at the following links to remain as up to date with the information provided by your professional organization.
Topics addressed/updated are:
- When an obstetric provider with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can return to work.
- PPE health care professionals should wear to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.
- Considerations for resuming routinely recommended obstetric care schedules and services.
- Criteria for discontinuation of transmission-based precautions for previously COVID-19 positive patients.
- Mask or cloth facial covering for pregnant patients.
- Screening for intimate partner violence and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Helping pregnant and postpartum patients manage stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Visitation rule modification during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Key factors in consideration or application of universal diagnostic testing in labor and delivery.
- Counseling of pregnant patients regarding the safety of working in the non-healthcare environment.
- Modification of prenatal care delivery to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread and exposure.
The gynecology FAQs include:
- Information on how abortion care can be optimized.
- Issues to be considered in the resumption of comprehensive women’s health care.
- Association of COVID-19 with hyper-coagulation and how it affects counseling for the use of estrogen-containing medication.