Pregnancy and Coronavirus

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COVID-19 is a threat for everyone especially old age people, pregnant women and kids. If you pregnant at this time then it is obvious to get worried.

Women experience a change in their bodies during the time of pregnancy which may increase their risk of some infections. Hence, there might be chances that pregnant women are more prone to COVID-19. It is always important for pregnant women to protect themselves from illnesses.

If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 you should call the helpline number +91-11-23978046 or email (ncov2019@gmail.com) to find out what to do.

How can pregnant women protect themselves from getting COVID-19?

The precautions are the same as for the general audience. Here’s your checklist of precautions.

  • Avoid public gatherings
  • Stay at home during this lockdown period
  • Maintain at least 3 feet distance from other
  • Wash your hands repeatedly with soap, at least for 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizers, preferably an alcohol-based one
  • Cover the mouth, each time while you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed or soiled hands

Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?

There is no proven fact that if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus that causes coronavirus to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery.

However, there are some cases in which newborn babies having COVID-19. This shows that if you have it, you can pass it onto your baby after birth by close contact. Till now, there are no reports that show that viruses being in either amniotic fluid or breastmilk.

Guidance on breastfeeding for mother during COVID-19 Pandemic

In order to spread this virus to your infant or baby, use a manual or electric breast pump. It is recommended to wash your hands before touching any pump or bottle.

The takeaway

As the saying goes, it is better to be prepared, not scared. Simple steps like washing your hands, using sanitizer, staying at home go a long way to protect your baby from COVID-19.

Published on: 03rd April 2020

FAQ's

We know it is possible for people of any age to be infected with the virus, but so far there are relatively few cases of COVID-19 reported among children.

1. Dry cough

2. Fever

3. Shortness of breath

4. Difficulty in breathing 

People with all ages can be affected by COVID-19. Older people and people with pre-existing medical condition are more vulnerable to this disease.