2nd Trimester

Covid while pregnant

Recently tested positive for covid and I’m 19 weeks pregnant. I saw it can cause stillbirth and preterm labor, I’m going to call my OB tomorrow but I’m freaking out. Anyone have covid while pregnant? I’m so far feeling like I have a cold. 

Re: Covid while pregnant

  • paytonpedropaytonpedro member
    edited January 2022
    I just had covid at 10/11 weeks pregnant and I’m totally fine. Baby is good. Like you, I was also freaking out. I called my doctor and they told me to take Tylenol, stay hydrated, and monitor at home. I was sick for 2 days, it really wasn’t worse than a normal cold. Feel better soon and don’t panic or stress yourself out! Definitely call your doctor to get their advice for you specifically, but don’t panic. 
  • I had covid back in November at 5 weeks and baby was totally fine. I don't recall being told to do anything specific but to wait for my quarantine period to end before they would see me. I also felt like I just had a cold. The biggest thing to watch out for is if you get a fever.
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  • Had it in 2020. No issues for me or baby. 
    Been off and on sick since Thanksgiving. Felt like a simple flu bug (or several). Haven't gotten a test...2020 was worse so why bother for something more mild.
    Stress and anxiety are actually worse for one's health. 
    Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. 😊 (((hugs)))
  • Hi,

    I am in the exact same situation however my doctor's office called me and advised me to start taking baby aspirin for the rest of my pregnancy. This is my first baby. I am 31 and otherwise healthy so just wondering if she is being overly cautious about blood clots from covid. I know NSAIDs aren't good for the baby so hesitant to take it right away. Did your doctor discuss anything similar?

    Thank you!
  • @mommyz21 sorry you’re dealing with Covid! Many women are on baby aspirin starting from 12w to prevent risks associated with preeclampsia. It’s a very common over the counter prescription. Is there a reason you do not trust your doctor to recommend what they believe to be the best course of treatment to protect your baby? If you trust them, I’d recommend voicing your concerns directly with them. 
  • I too just finished getting over Covid (23 weeks), I'm doing fine. My doctor recommended baby aspirin to avoid blood clots and gave me a list of pregnancy safe over the counter relief medicines I could take (Flonase, Mucinex max, Tylenol, etc). Definitely talk to your doctor.
  • I'm in the middle of my quarantine right now and will be 17 weeks tomorrow. I tested positive at the end of week 15. My doctor also started me on baby aspirin as soon as I tested positive for the same reasons mentioned above. I'm 32 and otherwise have had a normal, healthy pregnancy thus far. Definitely talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have. I personally don't like to take medications unless absolutely necessary while pregnant. For me the benefits of the baby aspirin outweighed any risks, and to be honest I wasn't able to find any contraindications of taking baby aspirin in pregnancy as it's such a small dose. Hope this helps!
  • dunna222dunna222 member
    edited February 2022
    I am 15 weeks today. I recently had the vid while at 13 weeks and my midwife told me to also take low dose aspirin everyday now. I trust her more than an ob on the safety of meds during pregnancy to be honest. She said it was to help prevent blood clots in the placenta. I'm nervous to take any meds but I trust her and like others are saying low dose aspirin doesn't seem to have any side affects but blood clots would. Good luck and happy pregnancy!
  • My best friend is pregnant and just recently got over covid. She's been trying for a baby for awhile now, so testing positive really freaked her out as well. Thankfully, it was only like a light cold for her. She is vaccinated, so that may have been why. 
  • I had Covid around 10 weeks and now 19 weeks, everything has continued to be fine for me. My midwife didn’t say anything about baby aspirin to me. I’m 32 and unvaccinated, but I’m wondering if those who are being recommended to take baby aspirin are vaccinated or it’s something else.
  • Thank you all for the posts! I don’t have Covid but I have been exposed, I’m at 18 weeks right now and I’m unvaccinated. I had family with very negative self effects and did not want to take the risk.

    Just curious has the baby aspirin recommendation has been for vaccinated, unvaccinated or a mix of both? I don’t remember hearing blood clots as a Covid symptom just genuinely curious.
  • I’m unvaccinated for medical reasons and my doctor didn’t recommend baby aspirin. She said over all what they’re seeing with pregnant women is very mild with this strain. 
  • I am 22 pregnant and had Covid in December, I was better after some days, but last week I was in pain , went to the hospital and was told I have 2 different infections, I’m freaking out and been crying, though I’m on low dose aspirin already’ anyone with an idea about the infections and what to do? I am on antibiotics, it’s safe for baby?
  • I’m unvaccinated and was positive a few weeks ago, but baby aspirin (or taking anything else) was never suggested to me by my doc. My most recent appt was last week and me and baby are both doing great and are still healthy.
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