The Coronavirus pandemic (The Covid 19) outbreak is causing panic all over the world and the US is no exception. Everybody’s health is in danger and one of the most concerning problems is how this virus outbreak will affect a pregnant woman and her child. Here are some things you should know during this crisis.
The Symptoms of Coronavirus
The symptoms are familiar to normal flu. They include fever, cough, shortness of breath (but no sneezing at all) so it requires testing to find out whether you are infected or not. The virus can be fatal and is deadlier for senior citizens or for people with underlying health conditions.
There are no different symptoms in pregnant women, If you have any of these symptoms, keep calm, stay at home and get in contact with your doctor for what to do in your area. Avoid contact with others and self-quarantine.
Are Pregnant Mothers Easier to Get Infected?
At the time of writing, there is no evidence to show that the Coronavirus is easier to get for pregnant mothers. However, when you are pregnant your immune system is weaker due to many changes that your body goes through. So, it makes it easier to get sick in general.
You should not be too worried, stay optimistic and keep your exercise routine, get enough sleep, drink enough water, and have a nutritious diet to boost your immune system. You need a daily menu full of all kinds of nutrients to help your baby grow well and balance your body. In addition to meals during the day, milk is also a source of vitamins and minerals for pregnant women, helping to boost immunity.
Follow the WHO Instructions to Prevent Infection Spreading
The instructions include washing your hands regularly with soap or hand sanitizer, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, avoiding contact with people who have Coronavirus symptoms. You should restrict your movements, stay at home, avoid crowded places.
Does the Coronavirus pass from a mother to her kid through the womb?
Research shows that the transition from mother to fetus is unlikely. Even though nothing is ensured, you should keep optimistic and follow all the instructions to prevent virus infection.
Trust the legitimate information
Emotional change is one of the pregnancy symptoms and it will be dangerous for you and your baby if you panic. There are a lot of false rumors and it’s tough to know which articles are true and which ones are false. The only places you should get information from are the WHO and the CDC websites and above all else, stay safe and don’t panic!
These are things related to pregnant mothers you should know about the Coronavirus. Hope that they will help you and your baby stay strong during this global pandemic