Q: Should I take steps to avoid pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: We are NOT saying that women should not get pregnant during this pandemic. We are also not saying that there is no risk. The risks of acquiring the coronavirus in the first trimester are not known and will not be known for some time. We do know that severe illness can lead to pregnancy complications. If you are already pregnant, it is important to take all precautions possible to reduce your risk of exposure to the coronavirus by following CDC current recommendations, such as hand washing with soap, not touching your face, and practicing social (physical) distancing.