The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that because pregnant women are already at risk for respiratory illnesses, There is also an increased risk of contracting COD-19.
There is not enough research and data available to accurately identify the risks to pregnant women of the coronavirus outbreak, but in the past, respiratory organs such as SARS-CoV and influenza have been found to be similar to coronavirus. Studies of the harm caused by infection to pregnant women suggest that the spread of the coronavirus is not good news for pregnant women.
During pregnancy, pregnant women undergo certain immune and functional changes that increase their risk of infection and weaken their ability to fight off any bacterial infection. In this case, it is important for pregnant women to take a few precautions. Here are some tips to help pregnant women protect themselves from the ravages of the corona virus.
How do you protect yourself?
If you are pregnant, the first thing you need to do is strictly adhere to the principle of social distance. Do not leave the house unnecessarily and do not use public transport to travel as far as possible. If you are a working woman, adopt the method of working from home whenever possible; If this is not possible, ask your organization to create an office environment in which you can do your work in isolation from yourself and others.
To protect yourself from exposure to the outside world, increase the use of today’s advanced remote technology. Don’t forget that you are at higher risk of contracting the corona virus than the average person; So you have to take measures to avoid it more strictly.
Follow the guidelines issued by public health officials and avoid attending any social event. It is especially important for pregnant women to take care of social distance during the third trimester of pregnancy (28 or more weeks of pregnancy). Therefore, they should give up all forms of social interaction during this time.
See a doctor for prenatal care or antenatal checkups only if you have no symptoms of coronavirus infection. If you have any mild symptoms or you have any doubts, you should contact your doctor and ask if you can get them to do your check-up after the separation period has passed.
If you want to have your routine ultrasound done, go to the Maternal and Child Health Center when there is no rush and there is a minimum number of medical staff assigned there. You should stay away from anyone who has even the slightest symptoms of corona or anyone who appears to have a common cold or at least 6 feet away. You should also exercise caution when sneezing or coughing yourself and using Tshu while doing so.
Precautions for pregnant women working in the health sector
Pregnant women working in the health sector who are in the first and second trimesters of their pregnancy and have no symptoms of any chronic disease can continue to care for and examine patients as long as they In the meantime, I am using Personal Protective Equipment or PPE (Personal Protective Equipment or PPE). If you are examining a patient who has been diagnosed with COD-19 or is suspected of having the disease, you need a full assessment of your risk of transmitting the infection. It should be done. Pregnant women who work at high risk of infection, such as operating theaters, intensive care units and respiratory wards, will be required to use PPE.
Pregnant health workers who are in the third trimester of pregnancy or have symptoms of any chronic disease should avoid direct contact with a patient. The management of the hospital should ensure that the medical staff working at them are protected from any kind of personal danger. In addition, the hospital administration should make special arrangements to ensure that the pregnant women employed by them have at least direct contact with the patients and that they can work in a safe and comfortable environment as much as possible.
Precautions for breastfeeding mothers
Research so far has not found any evidence that a virus has been found in the milk of a mother with COD-19. However, the possibility of transmitting the virus through breast milk cannot be ruled out.
Only a medical professional can decide whether a mother should breastfeed her baby or when she should start breastfeeding. The mother is more likely to pass the virus to her baby through her breath than through her milk. Therefore, mothers should take general precautions such as wearing a mask while breastfeeding their babies.
Effects on the body
Research into the effects of coronary heart disease during pregnancy is still in its early stages and without conclusive results. However, there is still evidence to suggest that pregnant women with COD-19 Their unborn child may have been adversely affected, such as premature birth.
In China, some women have become pregnant before the end of their pregnancy. However, as mentioned earlier, this research is still in its infancy and no definitive conclusion can be drawn about the effects of the virus on the mother in the womb.
Furthermore, it has not yet been confirmed whether the virus can be transmitted through the placenta to the unborn child. Because so far there has been no sign of the virus in any of the babies born to women with COD-19.
There were two cases in which the virus could be suspected to be inherited, but it could not be confirmed whether the virus in the newborn was transmitted before or after birth. So far, experts agree that the corona virus is not transmitted to the baby during pregnancy, nor does it have any adverse effect on the child’s upbringing in the womb.
Research institutes on gynecological diseases and complications of pregnancy and motherhood around the world in general and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in general and the CDC in particular, have an in-depth look at the effects of corona during pregnancy. Are watching We will keep you updated on the validated results from time to time.
If you notice any suspicious symptoms, you should immediately contact a test center set up by the government of Pakistan and isolate yourself and other people completely until the test results are received.
The contents of this article are intended to provide information on general health issues and should not be construed as a definitive medical solution to a particular health problem. You must consult with an authorized physician before using any of the medications recommended in this article or following the medical procedure.