Lisa Hollier, MDReviewed by: Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Last updated: October 13, 2022 at 10:35 AM ET

Key Points

  • Pregnant and postpartum women have a higher risk for more severe illness from COVID-19 than nonpregnant women.

  • Stay healthy by getting a COVID-19 vaccine, following guidelines from health officials, and keeping your prenatal and postpartum care visits.

  • If you are pregnant and have COVID-19, talk with your ob-gyn.

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Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, is a past president of ACOG. She is an obstetrician–gynecologist, maternal–fetal medicine specialist, and a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She serves as the chief medical officer for Texas Children’s Health Plan.

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Last updated: October 2022

Last reviewed: October 2022

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