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Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents

Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents
Updated June 6, 2023

CDC is reviewing this page to align with updated guidance.

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Resources and tools to help pregnant and recently pregnant people, breastfeeding people and new parents caring for infants protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them.

Frequently Asked Questions about:

COVID Data Tracker

Data about COVID-19 and people who are or may become pregnant and infants in the United States.

Pregnancy Data

Pediatric Data

Social Media Messages about COVID-19 Vaccination

Growing evidence continues to show #COVID19 vaccination before & during pregnancy is safe & effective. If you are pregnant or are planning for pregnancy, get up to date on your #COVID19 vaccines, incl. a booster, to protect yourself & your baby. Read more:

Growing evidence continues to show that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy is safe and effective. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits of getting vaccinated against #COVID19. Read more:

There is no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men. Protect yourself & get up to date on COVID-19 vaccination, including your booster:

There is no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men. If you are trying to become pregnant or may want to become pregnant, you should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines, including your COVID-19 booster, is recommended for people who are trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future, as well as their partners.

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COVID-19 During Pregnancy is Serious

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Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine Before or During Pregnancy

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Vaccines Do Not Affect Ability to Get Pregnant

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COVID-19 Vaccination Builds Antibodies that Might Protect Your Baby

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Social Media Messages about Protecting Yourself and Your Baby

If you are pregnant or a new parent, visit CDC’s website to find answers about how to keep you and your new baby healthy during the #COVID19 pandemic. Learn more:

If you have decided to breastfeed your baby and have #COVID19, wear a mask while breastfeeding and whenever you are within 6 feet of your baby. Find more tips for keeping your new baby healthy here:

Recently had a baby? Take steps to protect your little one from COVID19:

  • Do not put a face shield or mask on your baby
  • Limit visitors
  • Keep 6 feet between your baby and people who might be sick and between your baby and people who do not live with you
  • Know the possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for babies

Learn more about the steps you can take:

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COVID-19 and People Who Are Breastfeeding
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Pregnant People and Their Family
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Pregnant People at Increased Risk for Severe Illness
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Precautions You Can Take after Your Baby Is Born

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