Changes to the immune system during pregnancy mean pregnant women are often considered to be at higher than average risk from infections.
“But again, there’s not really good evidence, as far as I can see, that pregnant women are at higher risk than women the same age,” Professor Collignon said.
Professor Collignon urged people to follow the public health advice around social distancing, cleanliness and staying away from sick people.
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