Women's Health

Pregnant Women and COVID-19
  • ​​Pregnant women must take the necessary precautions to prevent contracting COVID-19. These measures include:
  • Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water for 40 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for 20 seconds;
  • Maintaining a safe distance from others;
  • Practicing good cough and sneeze etiquette;
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet;
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Avoiding coming in contact with sick individuals;
  • Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water;
  • Getting prescribed vaccines and a 30-day supply of medicines;Calling healthcare providers in the case of having any health concerns regarding proper maternal care during the outbreak of COVID-19;
  • Calling 937 on noticing any symptoms;
  • Seeking immediate care in the case of a medical emergency.

FAQ:
  • Are pregnant women more likely to have complications?
    • There is no scientific evidence, by far, proving that a pregnant woman is more vulnerable to complications if she becomes infected with COVID-19.
  • Can a pregnant mother transmit COVID-19 to her fetus?
    • Current evidence indicates that the disease can be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her baby during pregnancy or childbirth (vertical transmission). However, it is important to stress that all reported cases of newborns contracting COVID-19 shortly after birth have recovered well.
  • Can COVID-19 cause a miscarriage or premature birth?
    • There is no evidence that COVID-19 could increase the risk of miscarriages in pregnant women. As for the risk of premature births, reports indicate that some babies were born prematurely while their mothers were infected with COVID-19, but it is unclear whether the virus was the reason.

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Last Update : 05 August 2021 04:11 PM
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