Dr. Kelly Culwell speaks to the Times: Some Pregnant Women Are Fleeing NYC, Fearful of giving birth

As Covid-19 spreads throughout the nation, a major question is starting to take shape with expectant mothers. Is it safe to deliver at hospitals where the Corona virus has taken hold?

Relocating and changing providers is not always so simple:

“There are a lot of hospitals that are in the easy commuting distance from New York City that aren’t actually accepting any transfers of any kind,” said Dr. Kelly Culwell, an ob-gyn in San Diego. “I think that even if women are trying to find ways to deliver outside of New York City, I think that they’re going to find a challenge.”

Read the full article here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/parenting/pregnant-women-nyc-coronavirus.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share


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I’ve specialized in women’s reproductive health for over 18 years, including as a Medical Officer for the World Health Organization in Geneva...