According to the CDC, pregnant women and those who recently gave birth are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Recent research has identified significant increases in stillbirth and maternal death since the pandemic began.
Count the Kicks is partnering with @Amerigroup Iowa for a free 60 minute webinar to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes. Join us Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. CST for “COVID-19 + Pregnancy: How to Improve Outcomes in a Global Pandemic.”
Our panelists will discuss the impact of the pandemic on prenatal care and explore trends in birth outcomes for expectant parents with COVID-19. We will also share evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and hear from a new mom about her experiences with pregnancy during the pandemic.
Sharon Deans, M.D., Plan Performance Medical Director for Healthy Blue, an Anthem subsidiary
Ashley Smoots, MPH, an epidemiologist on the CDC Division of Reproductive Health’s (DRH) Emergency Preparedness and Response team
Jasmine Abraham, a new mom and an Ambassador for Count the Kicks in the state of Ohio
Stephaney Moody, Health Equity Coordinator for Healthy Birth Day, Inc., will moderate the event