Risks of Covid-19 During Pregnancy

published on: 15th march, 2021

The risk of COVID-19 to a pregnant is not high. Yet, pregnancy increases the risk for severe illness and death with COVID-19.

A pregnant with corona symptoms might be admitted to intensive care unit due to possible respiratory infection chances. It’s also possible for them to be placed on ventilator as per the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Some searches declare that a covid-19 pregnant might face premature birth and cesarean delivery which also affects babies and are more likely to be admitted to neonatal unit.

Pregnant women who have medical conditions or chronic diseases might be at higher risk of severe illness due to COVID-19.

If you have COVID-19 and pregnant, your treatment’s purpose will be lessening and reducing symptoms and may include getting a lot of fluids and rest, as well as using medication to reduce fever, relieve pain or coughing.

Labor and delivery recommendations

If you are healthy as you reach the end of pregnancy, your labor and delivery might continue as normal. In all cases, assume the need of adapting to circumstance.

What you can do

There are some precautions you can follow to protect yourself from infection such as:

  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has symptoms.
  • Wear a cloth face mask in public and at work.
  • Wash your hands with soap more frequently.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Always consider contact your health care provider to discuss your health and baby’s.

Dr. Nidal Maky Ahmad Alattia

Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecologist

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