What is Covid-19?
COVID-19, is the disease caused by a Coronavirus has rapidly spread like a fire globally. It is declared as Pandemic by WHO now. At this situation even a normal person has to take extra precautions. For Pregnant women, it is very important to take Excessive Precaution measures.
How a Pregnant women can safeguard herself from Covid-19?
It is important to practice hygiene by frequently washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose .Government health officials urge people to tightly limit gatherings and to stay home as much as possible. Social distancing is the key to limit the spread of the virus. Instead of Going out for walks on road. Laparoscopic Surgery for uterus One can use the terrace or premises within the building. Hydration. Adequate rest, Proper diet are important in maintaining the health of your immune system.
Ladies who have also undergone are about to take surgeries for Total laparoscopic hysterectomy should follow the same instructions as that of pregnant women to avoid complications during surgery or post-surgery. A proper-Diet and medical routine is very important to maintain and elevate the immune system.
Miscarriages during Covid-19
An increased risk of miscarriage or foetal malformations has not been evident in pregnant women who are infected with COVID-19, according to the CDC. Based on data from other coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists notes that pregnant women who get COVID-19 may have a higher risk for complications, such as preterm birth. However, this data is not too evident to prove it completely
Where Some Research Proves that pregnant women who were infected with COVID-19 and had Symptoms never showed that none of their babies were affected by the virus. The virus was not present in amniotic fluid or in the Babies throat/Breast Milk.
Whereas in another research, Laparoscopic Surgery for Fibroid New-borns were also infected with the virus and had clinical signs of infection and Confirmation of COVID-19 Infection. But it was difficult to draw whether these new-borns were infected in womb or infection was acquired after birth as they were few days old.
Though the vertical transmission of infection (From mother to new born) has been not ruled out but the risk of passing to foetus looks too low.
Prenatal visits are important to ensure maternal and foetal health. However, given the current global pandemic we are facing, many Gynaecologists are either increasing the interval between visits or encouraging telehealth visits. Ask your Doctor and decide the action steps accordingly. If you have any concerns about your health or your baby’s health, please call your concerned doctor. Its recommend that women talk to their obstetrician about their prenatal care and continue to attend appointments as long as their obstetrician feels it is appropriate.
Currently, there is no evidence of the virus in breast milk. Given that the virus is spread through respiratory droplets, mothers should wash their hands and consider wearing a face mask to minimize infants’ exposure to the virus. However, the Centres for Disease control and Prevention states that handwashing and wearing a face mask should minimize risks to the infant.