Monkeypox ResourcesThis webpage was created to inform and support midwives through the evolving Monkeypox public health emergency. ACNM stands ready to help disseminate evidence-based information to both midwives and the public, and to counter misinformation and diminish stigma around the virus.
New Letter from the CDC - October 11, 2022
What You Need to Know
- CDC is tracking an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States.
- The monkeypox virus is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox.
- You can take steps to prevent getting monkeypox and lower your risk during sex.
- CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who are at higher risk of being exposed to monkeypox.
- If you have any symptoms of monkeypox, talk to your healthcare provider, even if you don’t think you had contact with someone who has monkeypox.
- CDC is urging healthcare providers in the United States to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox.
American Nursing Association
The ANA resource site has robust information on transmission, signs and symptoms, as well as education for healthcare clinicians and other resources.
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Checkout SMFM's Monkeypox and Pregnancy FAQs, excerpt below.
It is unknown if pregnant people are more susceptible to monkeypox virus acquisition or if the disease is more severe during pregnancy. However, an increased risk of maternal mortality and morbidity has been documented with other poxvirus infections.