If you are concerned or stressed about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and are unsure about the signs of pregnancy or pregnancy symptoms, in the midst of this crisis – CAPS Pregnancy Clinics in San Diego are here to help.
First things first – have a nurse verify that you are pregnant and get a free ultrasound to find out how far along you are.
CAPS patient care teams can help you get the pregnancy support services and/or medical services you need, and talk through your concerns.
Questions and Answers
- What is Coronavirus COVID-19?
- Am I ‘at risk’ if I’m pregnant?
- If I test positive for COVID-19, will my baby get it too?
- What can I do to protect myself?
Take a deep breath…we’ll help you get through this.
What is Coronavirus COVID-19?
COVID-19 stands for Coronavirus disease 2019. It is a respiratory illness that passes from person to person through tiny droplets when someone that is infected coughs or sneezes. The virus may also spread when an individual touches a surface or object that is contaminated and then touches their face (mouth, nose and possibly eyes).
COVID-19 symptoms may include a dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath.
Am I ‘at risk’ if I am pregnant?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, based on what we know at this time, pregnant people might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people.
If I test positive for COVID-19, will my baby get it too?
Thankfully, CDC reports that most newborns who have tested positive for COVID-19 had mild or no symptoms and have recovered fully. There have been a few reports of newborns with severe illness.
What can I do to protect myself?
Do your best to stay home at this time and avoid going out to public places but also ensure that you’re staying active and getting fresh air! Balance is important, and so is your mental health walks are encouraged in non-crowded areas.
Here are some other practical tips that the CDC recommends to reduce your chance of getting sick with Coronavirus:
- Ensure that you have enough supplies, including medications. If needed, ask a friend or family member to tackle your shopping list for you.
- Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer with over 60% alcohol content also works.
- Keep counters and common areas/surfaces disinfected.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Keep a generous amount of space (at least 6 feet) between yourself and those around you.
- Avoid crowded places.
- Wash hands regularly & avoid touching your face.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
- Avoid contact with doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails, etc.
We Are Here for You
You are not alone, you are valued and cared for
Unplanned pregnancy may feel frightening but at CAPS we are here to support you through every stage of your journey. We want you to know all of your pregnancy options and feel confident and fully supported. Many of our staff have been just where you are and we listen with compassion, not judgment. As resource providers and networkers, we will walk with you to places of safety, health, and wholeness so that you feel empowered in each step of your decision-making process.
Free Pregnancy Services
During this time especially, we recognize that finances may be tight. At CAPS, Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and consultation are always free of charge. STD/STI tests are offered at little to no cost.
Your privacy matters – all your information is confidential!
You can call to make an appointment by phone at (619)-337-8080 or schedule an appointment online here. Same-day appointments are often available.
Due to recent health concerns we are taking extra precautions to prioritize the safety of our patients and their families. These procedures will ensure that we are helping to contain the spread of any illnesses and thus ensuring the health of all our patients and staff.
- You will be asked several screening questions on the phone when you call for an appointment.
- If you have fever, cough, or difficulty breathing we will postpone your appointment until you are well.
- In addition, when you arrive at our clinic, you will be given a screening questionnaire and your temperature may be taken.
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