Skin-to-Skin Care and COVID-19

As an internal medicine and pediatric hospitalist in the home stretch of my third pregnancy, my daily focus is on squeezing into scrubs, following strict infection control procedures, and keeping up a good pace and extra hydration on rounds. But third trimester brings some broader concerns
during this first COVID-19 season, and as I follow the medical literature I find myself wondering: what would happen if I were to be infected when I deliver this baby? How would I weigh the risk of transmitting the virus against the known costs of separation from my infant during the first days of life? And in a rapidly evolving clinical landscape, how should I as a
physician counsel families asking similar questions?

Skin-to-Skin Care and COVID-19
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