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Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy

Effect of Coronavirus on Pregnant women:

Women who are pregnant seem to be no more or less likely to catch COVID-19 than the general public, and far more than two-thirds of confirmed pregnant women had no indications. The following are the most prevalent symptoms of COVID-19 in pregnant women:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath

Other symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste and smell

Covid 19 and Pregnancy

There is supporting evidence that pregnant women, when compared to non-pregnant women, are at a higher risk of serious illnesses from Coronavirus, specifically in the third trimester. Overall, the chance of mortality remains quite low. The delta variation appears to be related with more severe illness and may result in ICU hospitalisation. Although the Omicron form is linked with less severe illness than the delta variant, it is more infectious and is still likely to be associated with bad maternal and new-born outcomes, particularly in unvaccinated pregnant women. Anyone that is expecting should, at the very least, follow the same COVID-19 guidelines as the overall population.

Some advice for women going through pregnancy:

  • Vaccination is strongly advised during pregnancy, and pregnant women are designated a vulnerable category within the COVID-19 vaccine programme, underlining the need of them having COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses as soon as possible.
  • Pregnant women who are unvaccinated or not completely vaccinated may opt to minimise intimate contact with persons they don't normally meet with to lessen the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, especially if they are in the third trimester and COVID-19 illness prevalence in the overall populace are excessive.
  • Maintain proper hydration. When you're pregnant, your body requires more water than usual to generate amniotic fluid, pump more blood, build new tissue, transport nutrients, improve digestion, and flush out wastes and impurities.
  • Maintain an active lifestyle by engaging in regular exercise, eating a healthy, balanced diet, and taking folic acid and vitamin D supplements to assist promote a healthy pregnancy.
  • Instead of junk food and fried foods, eat a diet high in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Citrus fruits, ginger, garlic, broccoli, turmeric, spinach, and other nutritious and healthful choices should be examined for inclusion in the diet. This helps to enhance the body's immune system and lower the danger of infections.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, attend all of your prenatal scans and antenatal consultations.
  • Prefer telephone consultations, especially for routine hospital visits and small questions that may be answered over the phone.

Pregnancy is a unique experience that is filled with joy and expectation. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has shrouded this moment with dread, worry, and uncertainty for many people. Follow these precautions to ensure a healthy pregnancy during the epidemic.

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Sonali Manna

-Expert and Writer

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