Coronavirus and COVID-19

The novel coronavirus—and the disease it causes, COVID-19—is a worldwide pandemic. Learn how the coronavirus affects infants, children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. Also let our experts teach you how to protect your family from the respiratory illness, and stay informed on the latest COVID-19 news. 

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The COVID Vaccine and Breastfeeding: What Nursing Moms Need to Know 

Experts recommend that nursing women receive the COVID-19 vaccine, even though they’ve been excluded from clinical trials. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits, side effects, and other safety data.

Fewer Babies Are Expected to Be Born in 2021 Because of the Pandemic

Jokes swirled that couples forced to stay home during the pandemic would lead to a baby boom. The reality? There will likely be hundreds of thousands of fewer births this year, according to people's Googling trends as well as a recent report. Here's what that means.

Yes, You Should Get the COVID Vaccine Even If You're Trying to Get Pregnant, Here's Why

While you should always check with your doctor if you have concerns about getting vaccinated, health officials have ensured the safety of the coronavirus vaccine. Still have questions about the vaccine and your fertility? Here are the answers.

Hey Parents: You Might Not Feel Motivated for a Fresh Start in 2021—and That's More Than OK

It's 2021 and, well, things sort of feel the same. If anything, they actually feel a little sadder post-holidays. But we're still living amid a pandemic, so don't feel bad for not making any big goals this year. Honestly, just getting through the day is more than enough.

How to Explain Vaccines in Terms Simple Enough for a Child

What is a vaccine? A mom and molecular biologist offers up simple tips for explaining to kids how vaccines work and what it means to get vaccinated for everything from COVID-19 to measles.

More Coronavirus and COVID-19

Teachers the Country Over Are Using Their Own Time to Help Kids in the Pandemic

From kindergarten night class to after-hours speech therapy, educators are going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure their students are getting what they need.

I’m a Mom and a Designer: Here’s How to Pick a Face Mask Your Kids Will Want to Wear

As a mom of two young boys, it was challenging to get my sons to want to wear a mask. Here are some creative tactics I've used to encourage my kids to want to wear one.