Let’s Talk about COVID-19 and Pregnancy Webinar

The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) hosted a public-facing webinar to support pregnant people or those planning a pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24th, 2021. Clinical experts and those with lived experience addressed attendees’ questions and concerns about:

  • the implications of a possible COVID-19 infection for the pregnant person and the baby,
  • the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, and
  • what to expect over the course of the pregnancy



Dr. Tali Bogler, Staff Physician, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Chair of Family Medicine Obstetrics, St. Michael’s Hospital. Co-Founder of @PandemicPregnancyGuide.

Dr. Darine El-Chaâr, Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician, The Ottawa Hospital; Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Cheyenne Scarlett, Childbirth Educator and Doula, who will talk about getting COVID-19 while pregnant and getting vaccinated. Cheyenne conducted research on Black mothers’ childbirth experiences in the Greater Toronto Area.