The rising concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic include questions around the management of pregnancy and the wellbeing of pregnant mothers and their babies. NAFTNet recommends consulting with reputable organizations and institutions, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists (SMFM) for up-to-date information.
Additionally, NAFTNet encourages open dialogue between the pregnant patient and her obstetric team.The roles of the nurse coordinators and social workers in fetal centers are imperative to the support of our patients emotionally and logistically.
Usual prenatal care should be adjusted to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19. With regard to prenatal diagnosis of recognizable fetal conditions, access to diagnostic tools and interventions should continue to be made available as resources allow. Given the gestational age-dependent nature of reproductive choice and effective interventions that can reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality, prenatal diagnosis and most forms of fetal therapy should not be defined as “elective,” and should be guided by institutional policies and practices.
There is a wealth of information on fetal treatment and fetal conditions on the web. Below are links to several support groups, professional organizations and government agencies. By clicking on these links below, you will leave the NAFTNet site. NAFTNet does not endorse the content of these individual websites. If you need further information, do not hesitate to contact us.
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