Corona virus and pregnancy ... all questions related to the health of the pregnant woman and the fetus

Corona virus and pregnancy ... all questions related to the health of the pregnant woman and the fetus

Corona virus and pregnancy ... all questions related to the health of the pregnant woman and the fetus
Corona virus and pregnancy ... all questions related to the health of the pregnant woman and the fetus

The most important common questions related to coronavirus and pregnancy, have been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Below, I will review for you the most important things that came about this global epidemic and its impact on pregnant women and the fetus. And the most important advice needed.

The most common questions for pregnant women about Corona virus infection:

What is the effect of the Corona virus on a pregnant woman?

In general, a pregnant woman is not considered to be more dangerous if she is infected with the Coronavirus, when compared to other healthy adults.

For most pregnant women, a pregnant woman may experience mild or moderate symptoms similar to those of a cold or flu.

For more severe symptoms such as pneumonia, they are more common in older individuals, who have weak immune systems or chronic health problems.

To date, there are no indications that a pregnant woman with corona infection is the highest risk for developing complications compared to other healthy individuals.

If the symptoms develop in a pregnant woman, she should isolate herself directly and inform the doctor.

If the symptoms worsen and become more severe, or if the symptoms persist for a long time without improvement. This may indicate the development of the disease, and the infection with a chest infection that requires consulting a specialist.

What is the effect of the Corona virus on the fetus if a pregnant woman is diagnosed with an infection?

Considering it is a new virus of its kind, we are still learning about it. There are no infections that indicate an increased risk of miscarriage.

The preliminary report from China showed that there are no cases of mother-to-fetus transmission, either during pregnancy or at birth.

In any case, in the month of March 26/2020, new information was published for the case of only one woman from the city of Wuhan, indicating stronger evidence confirming the possibility of transmission from the pregnant mother to the fetus!

This report needs further research and investigation. The British Royal University of Obstetricians and Gynecologists closely monitors all cases, for more information.

It is worth noting that all the reported cases of newborn children who were infected with the Coronavirus, within a short period after birth, were previously healthy.

Depending on the results of current events, if a pregnant woman is infected with the Coronavirus, it is not uncommon to cause complications affecting the development of the child. No cases have been observed so far.

For some infants born with expectant mothers with coronavirus in China, the result of the report was an early birth.

But it is not yet clear whether the coronavirus is the cause of early labor, or whether it is recommended that the baby be born early to preserve the mother's health.

Research is still ongoing, and we will provide you with any new information, God willing, in the event of any change in events.

Why is a pregnant woman considered a vulnerable group most vulnerable to infection?

In March 16 2020 a pregnant woman was classified as the vulnerable group most vulnerable to infection.

Based on the research we have had so far, a pregnant woman is not particularly susceptible to HIV infection.

But what we know from ancient times, that pregnancy in only a small group of pregnant women may affect the way the body responds to acute viral infections.

But so far there are no events that confirm that a woman infected with the Coronavirus, has more serious complications than other healthy individuals.

Thus, the classification of pregnant women from the vulnerable group most vulnerable to infection with the virus, is the motive and not only.

Can I attend fetal examination and pregnancy monitoring sessions before and after birth?

Yes, it is necessary to continue attending routine pregnancy check-ups to check on the health of the pregnancy.

If the pregnant woman is healthy, she should follow up with the doctor who supervises the pregnancy as usual.

And if she suffers from possible symptoms similar to the symptoms of corona infection. The doctor should be informed immediately, and isolated directly for 14 days.

What should I do if I think I am infected with a Coronavirus?

If you are pregnant and have either:
  • High temperature
  • Persistent recent cough
It must be adhered to at home for 7 days. You do not need to see a doctor, pharmacist or hospital now.

You do not need to take a test to diagnose the Coronavirus.

Currently, only individuals with severe symptoms need to go to the hospital and have a corona test.

You should contact the doctor supervising the pregnancy to inform him of the appearance of symptoms. And cancel any appointment for the health of the fetus during the next week.

If symptoms persist for more than a week, become worse, or feel anxious about your health or the health of the fetus during the period of self-isolation. In this case, it is advised to contact the doctor supervising the pregnancy.

How is the examination to diagnose corona virus infection?

Corona test and approved tests change rapidly.

Currently, only people with severe symptoms are examined. A pregnant woman is examined in the same way, regardless of pregnancy.

This is currently represented by taking a swab (sample) from the mouth and nose. You may also be asked to cough and take a sample of sputum (a mixture of saliva and mucous secretions).

What should I do if the test result is positive?

  • In the event of a Corona virus infection. Inform the doctor supervising the pregnancy.
  • In the absence of symptoms or symptoms are mild, adhere to the home.
  • If the symptoms are severe, treatment is carried out in the hospital.

How do I monitor my health and pregnancy after recovering from the Corona virus?

After a two-week improvement in the disease, ultrasound images are recommended to ensure the fetus is healthy.

Can I breastfeed my baby if I have Coronavirus during birth?

Yes, there are no events that indicate that the SK virus is transmitted through breast milk.

The main danger is the close presence between the mother and her baby, in the event of coughing or sneezing. These drops may contain the virus and transmit infection to the infant after birth.

While breastfeeding a child, it is advised to take the following precautions:

  • Wash hands with soap and water before touching or breastfeeding the baby, whether breastfeeding or using formula milk.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing in front of the baby or while breastfeeding.
  • Wear protective face masks while breastfeeding.

The information mentioned on the article is provided as it is, it aims to raise awareness and provide information in a simple manner, but it does not mean consulting a doctor.

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