COVID-19 Resources for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
National Health Guidance
- CDC Guidelines about Inpatient OB Care
- CDC Guidelines about Breastfeeding and Pregnancy and COVID-19
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) Practice Guidelines
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine statement on breastfeeding and COVID-19
- World Health Organization Q&A on COVID-19 and Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding
- WHO Information and Inforgraphics on Pregnancy, Childbirth, breastfeeding and COVID-19
- Evidence Based Birth Resource Page on COVID-19
- Pregnant and worried about the new coronavirus? (Harvard Health Blog)
- Novel Coronavirus “COVID-19”: Special Considerations for Pregnant Women (Kaiser Family Foundation)
- Caring for Your Newborn and other resources (Mount Sinai)
Breastfeeding information, services, and supplies
- If you have health insurance, you can reach out to your insurance provider to request a breast pump delivered to your home.
- Pacify is A free mobile app that provides on-demand access to lactation specialists right from your smartphone. Get the app by:
- Searching “Pacify” in the Apple Store or Google Play
- Entering the enrollment code PHILLY at signup for FREE 24/7 access
- Suggested Covid-19 resources for pregnancy and lactation (Our Milky Way)
Free or discounted virtual pregnancy, birth, and postpartum resources
- Taylor Davis, a doula offering virtual childbirth education sessions and a free toolkit
- Amy Peterson, a doula offering support for pregnancy, postpartum, and loss. She also provides free and reduced price options
- Emma Dolan, a doula offering virtual doula support and a free phone consultation
- Tiny Hood, platform that provides online childbirth and postpartum education
- Postpartum Support International (PPSI) offers online support groups and resources for parents. Can also be contacted by calling 1-800-944-4773 (English and Spanish).
Sexual and reproductive health
Women Infants and Children (WIC) Services
While Pennsylvania WIC offices are still open for business, some clinics are closed or have limited hours. Please call your clinic (1-800-WIC-WINS for information) for the most up-to-date information on clinic hours. Leave a message with your current phone number, and be patient, as it may take longer to return your call.
City of Philadelphia Resources
- Free Pregnancy, Baby, and Toddler Supplies During COVID-19
- The City of Philadelphia offers questions and answers for pregnant women, and families with infants and children.
- Pregnancy Resources and Infants (CAP4KIDS)
- The Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network provides food and diapers to families in need. Call 215-247-4663 and press 8# to speak to a staff person. Hours of operation are Saturdays 11:30am-1:30pm by appointment.
- Catholic Social Services provides emergency food and diapers through several locations in the City.