Navigating a pregnancy during a pandemic can be difficult. Not only is there limited access to your health care provider, but there are also added precautions to be taken to reduce the chances of infection for yourself and your baby.
Yes, you can if you’re trying to conceive naturally. Make sure to take Folic acid supplements, and get a tele-consultation with your gynaecologist.
COVID-19 infection during pregnancy has not shown to give any birth defects or growth problems in unborn babies yet.
As per the ICMR guidelines, all healthy pregnant ladies need to get themselves tested 5 days before the expected delivery date. A pregnant woman who is experiencing symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing should get tested too.
Support her emotionally and maintain a positive environment. Strictly follow social distancing and recommended hygiene measures, and stay at home.
It means restricted visitors, strict sanitisation, and wearing a mask when caring for the baby. Breastfeeding your baby is recommended even if the mother is COVID-19 positive.
Ensure you follow general advice with respect to hygiene and social distancing. Make sure you are in touch with your gynaecologist and the hospital. Get a COVID test done five days before the due date. One needs to also check the availability of alternative hospitals.
One needs to follow social distancing and restrict the number of visitors at home. Follow hand hygiene and wear masks when you are caring for the baby.
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