What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are pregnant or postpartum

This information is up to date as of August 11, 2020

Every day at Pebble, we’re committed to improving access to care, information, and support for new and expecting mothers and their families. During these unprecedented times, we are seeing heightened anxiety, confusion, misinformation, and an inability to easily gain access to expert knowledge in addressing people’s growing concerns. We continue to aggressively seek new ways we can bring up-to-date information, guidance, and easily accessible care to more families so you can stay healthy and supported.

If you feel like the news around COVID-19 is making you anxious, you are not alone – please speak to a healthcare provider or one of our maternal mental health specialists.

Please visit our webinars page to access free support groups and programming for the community.

If you have questions or feedback, send an email to support@pebbleparents.com.

Overview

COVID-19 is part of a family of viruses called coronavirus. There are several that can infect humans, some of which are common, making their rounds in more or less the same way you’ve seen with the seasonal flu. The difference is that COVID-19 is new to humans and, therefore, we lack immunity. It’s likely that over time, many in your circles will be exposed to this virus - and most will not become seriously ill. In fact, 85% of those infected will likely experience nothing more than mild to moderate cold or flu-like symptoms. That said, there is much left to learn about this virus and its impacts on pregnant people and infants.

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How Pebble can help you avoid exposure

Experts recommend avoiding crowds and healthcare facilities where you might encounter other sick people. However, this does not mean you should not continue to get the care you need. Telehealth is an ideal alternative to help you stay safe, while remaining in good health. Here’s how we help:

Get care without leaving home

  • Medical Care: Avoid unnecessary exposure - get prescriptions, primary care and pre/postnatal medical support from our highly specialized team of Certified Nurse-Midwives.
  • Lactation Support: Breastfeeding is crucial to immune support for your baby. Don’t hold off on getting support if needed; meet with a lactation counselor via video chat.
  • Mental Health: Meet with a therapist who specializes in perinatal mental health without leaving home. If COVID-19 is triggering anxiety, please get yourself help.
  • Physical Rehabilitation: Just because you can’t get to an office doesn’t mean you should be in pain or discomfort. You can accomplish so much through virtual sessions with our women’s health physical therapists.

Increased appointment availability

In light of increased demand, our providers are offering additional time for our members.

Free education & support groups

We will be hosting info-sessions to keep you informed, as well as breastfeeding, pregnancy and new parent support groups. Stay tuned for invitations to join us for these programs.

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