Pregnancy and COVID-19

Lesson Description

Covid- 19 has created fear and a huge amount of worry. But fear of the unknown, going through uncharted waters can become the greatest fear of all. Pregnancy can be an exciting time and bring lots of joy and happiness. But pregnancy with the fear of Covid-19 can create enormous anxiety, loneliness and worry for you and all your loved ones. Michael will explain the background to the virus and what are the symptoms of the illness and how to decrease you chances of catching it. He will discuss what to do if you are trying to get pregnant during these unusual times and how to manage any concerns.

If you are pregnant lifestyle advice will be shared and guidance on how to help obtain and maintain a healthy outcome for you and your baby will be offered.

Now is the time to try and understand and fear less.

Instructor: Michael Dooley

Michael Dooley is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Medical Director of The Poundbury Clinic – an integrated clinic for women’s health based in London and Dorset. He is author of Fit for Fertility and co-author of Your Change Your Choice – an integrated approach to the menopause. He is recognised for his work on sports gynaecology and was lead gynaecologist for London 2012 Olympics. Michael was a member of The International Olympic Committee Expert Group on Exercise and Pregnancy. He is a Committee member and Treasurer of The College of Medicine and past President of The Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of RSM. Michael is an advocate of a harmonic integrated approach to health care and how the environment – starting with the environment of the mother’s womb is so important for long term health of both mind and body. He has an in-depth knowledge of the role of exercise and health having attended 3 Olympic Games. A strong team approach is key to his philosophy and how involving all team members is central to good health.