Pregnancy and COVID-19

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 viral infection is increasing rapidly. All countries are doing their best to take the situation in control. The important fact for fear among peoples and health care professionals is that there are not much-known facts about the virus and disease.

Here are the details which have been found about pregnancy and COVID-19

There is much research that is under process and some details provided by the studies till now are good according to pregnant women.

Are pregnant women are at high risk

According to the World health organization (WHO) and CDC (Center for disease control and prevention) Pregnant women are slightly higher at risk because during pregnancy the immune system gets little suppressed. Normally pregnant women are at risk of getting any flu, so it is advised to take extra care for protecting yourself from infection.

What are the precautions for Pregnant women?

Precautions are similar to the same as for other peoples. The precautions that should be taken are

  • Wash your hands frequently using soap or 60% alcoholic rub

  • Avoid crowded places

  • Keep yourself distanced from people who are sick and also from people who returned from infected areas.

  • Don’t touch your face using hands

As per now, there is no such confirmation that the coronavirus can go to the fetus or newborn baby from an infected mother. Still, now there are no such cases reported. Research had found that in China many COVID-19 infected women have given birth and the infants are resulted in negative for COVID-19. The data are not much clear, studies are going on.

Also, the infected mothers are currently breastfeeding, till now there is no transmission of the virus from mother to infant through breastmilk, Again the data are very low which makes the conclusions so confused. But professionals believe that breast milk is so good for babies and have many powers to fight against diseases. So it is advised to give breastmilk to the infants. Coronavirus and pregnancy the most important topic which is under research.

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