Pregnancy and COVID-19

Expecting a new baby is a joyful time, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is doing everything possible to provide you with the best and safest care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and as a leader in our field, we are adhering to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

Read more from Brigham experts on how COVID-19 may affect your pregnancy.

Services for New and Existing Patients

If you are currently pregnant and an existing patient, we will contact you to transition to virtual care options as it is safe to do so. We will continue to see patients in person who are in need of urgent care and for Labor and Delivery.

At this time, all women who are admitted to Labor and Delivery will be tested for COVID-19 to prevent any asymptomatic mother from exposing her newborn after delivery. Additionally, if you are 36-weeks pregnant or later, you should be tested for COVID-19 if you have at least one symptom related to a respiratory viral illness (fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose/congestion, shortness of breath, muscle aches, anosmia).

Updated Visitor Policy

As the spread of COVID-19 is a threat to our patients, their loved ones and the Brigham community, we are currently restricting routine visitors. Inpatient obstetric patients in Labor and Delivery or Postpartum may have one partner or birth support person accompany them. This person must be over the age of 18 with no symptoms. Obstetrics patients onsite for ambulatory visits/services (including ultrasounds) may not have visitors at this time.

For more information, please read our full Visitor Policies.

Contact Us

If you are a returning patient, please contact your provider’s office directly with any questions or concerns.

If you are a new patient, please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our providers via phone or video conference:

  • OB/GYN: (800) 294-9999
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine: (617) 732-4840

Thank You To Our COVID-19 Supporters

We are grateful to our generous donors for helping us care for patients and families, protect our staff on the frontlines, and fuel innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic.