Pregnancy and COVID-19| Medicover Hospitals
By Medicover Hospitals / 19 July 2021

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  • If you are pregnant, have recently given birth, or are breastfeeding, and concerned about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on you and your baby. Here's everything you need to know.
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  • Following are the most common symptoms, regardless of whether you are pregnant or not:
    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fatigue
  • Other symptoms include:
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Loss of smell or taste
    • Muscle aches and pains
  • If you have any of these symptoms and you are pregnant, consult the doctor. You may need to be examined and perhaps tested, but it is important to inform the doctor in advance so that the staff can take steps to safeguard their own and other patients' health.
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    Medical Therapies For Coronavirus-Infected Pregnant Women

  • Following are the suggestions from the doctor:
    • If you have a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, you should take acetaminophen (Tylenol).
    • Staying hydrated with water or low-sugar drinks
    • Rest
  • If Tylenol doesn't reduce your temperature, have trouble breathing, or you start vomiting, consult the doctor.
  • Risks During Pregnancy

  • Pregnant women with COVID-19 appear to be more prone to respiratory problems needing intensive care than non-pregnant women.
  • Pregnant women with underlying medical problems, such as diabetes, maybe at a much higher risk for Covid-19.
  • According to some studies, pregnant women who have COVID-19 are more likely to have a preterm birth and cesarean delivery, and their kids are more likely to be admitted to a neonatal unit.
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, contact the doctor immediately once. If you have COVID-19 and are pregnant, your therapy will focus on relieving symptoms, which may involve drinking plenty of fluids and resting, as well as taking medicine to lower fever, relieve discomfort, or minimize coughing. If you are really ill, you may need to be admitted to the hospital.
  • Can The Coronavirus Pass Through Breast Milk?

  • According to some studies on coronavirus-infected breastfeeding mothers, the answer appears to be no. Experts advise, however, that further study is needed before declaring that there is no risk.
  • If you're a new mom with COVID-19 (or believe you do), talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of breastfeeding. If you choose to breastfeed, you can help reduce your risk:
    • Wearing a face mask
    • Before touching your child, thoroughly wash your hands, making careful to get under your nails and into the webbing of your fingers.
    • Before handling a breast pump or bottle, properly wash your hands.
    • Consider asking a healthy individual to give the baby a bottle of expressed breast milk.

    COVID-19 Vaccines During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

  • If you are pregnant or nursing, you may want to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Getting a COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy can prevent you from serious illness caused by COVID-19.
  • While further study is needed, preliminary data indicate that receiving a COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy presents no severe hazards. The findings are based on data from the CDC's coronavirus vaccination safety monitoring system.
  • However, there is presently no proof that any COVID-19 vaccinations cause infertility. If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.
  • It's important to remember that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccinations don't modify your DNA or induce genetic changes.
  • What you can do?

  • Take actions to decrease your chance of infection if you haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination. Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick or has symptoms, and keep a distance between yourself and anyone outside your household. Wear a face mask in crowded public areas and outdoors where there is a high danger of COVID-19 transmissions, such as at a big gathering or event. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Above all, prioritize taking care of yourself and your baby. Talk to your doctor or a mental health counselor about coping methods if you're having trouble dealing with stress or worry.

  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    The initial clinical trials to evaluate the safety of COVID-19 vaccinations did not include pregnant women. However, there is no evidence that the vaccination causes any damage when pregnant.

    Pregnant women do not appear to be at greater risk than healthy adults of developing a more serious illness or consequences if infected with a coronavirus. Most of the time, children will only have mild to moderate flu-like symptoms.

    Pregnant women with COVID-19 were also more likely to have an early delivery. The findings also reveal that one in every 4 children delivered to women with COVID-19 were admitted to a neonatal unit, although data on the reasons for preterm deliveries and indications for neonatal unit admission among these newborns is insufficient.

    Pregnant or recently pregnant women who are older, overweight, and have pre-existing medical problems including hypertension and diabetes appear to be at a higher risk of having severe COVID-19. When pregnant women have serious illnesses, they appear to require more intense treatment than non-pregnant women of reproductivity.

    The following factors lead to a greater and safe delivery experience:

    • Being handled with dignity and respect.
    • Having a preferred partner present during birth.
    • The maternity staff communicates clearly.
    • Appropriate pain relief methods.
    • When feasible, move around throughout labor and give birth in the position of her choice

    Yes. A baby's development is enhanced by close touch and early, exclusive breastfeeding. Hands should be washed before and after contacting your infant, and all surfaces should be kept clean. Mothers with COVID-19 symptoms are recommended to wear a medical mask whenever they come into touch with their infant.

    We still don't know if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 may transfer the virus to her fetus or infant during pregnancy or birth. To yet, no active virus has been identified in samples of fluid around the infant in the womb or breastfeeding.

    Pregnant or recently pregnant women who are older, overweight, and have pre-existing medical problems including hypertension and diabetes appear to be at a higher risk of having severe COVID-19. When pregnant women suffer from serious illness, they appear to require more intense care than non-pregnant women of reproductive age.