Iruretagoyena discusses changes to pregnancy care during COVID on NBC-15

recent story on NBC-15 in Madison asked whether to expect a baby boom or baby bust in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how pregnancy care and delivery has changed because of the pandemic. UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Director Igor Iruetagoyena, MD spoke with reporters about what pregnancy care and delivery look like for families now:

Dr. Igor Iruretagoyena is a maternal-fetal medicine doctor who works with high-risk pregnancies at Unity-Point Health Meriter. He’s been delivering babies for 17 years and has been a high-risk doctor for almost 10 years. While many women have questions when it comes to labor and delivery, he said most questions revolved around COVID-19 protocols.

“Many women were asking about safety of being in the hospital thinking that the hospital is where most sick people are going to be,” said Dr. Iruretagoyena. “Our message has been very consistent from the get-go as much as we can to make the hospital a safe environment. It has proven to be a safe environment like most of the hospitals.””

Watch the interview here!