Though the government of India is taking stringent steps to create awareness among people about the covid-19 pandemic, its harmful effects on pregnancy still pose a big question.
When it comes to pregnancy and covid-19, the information we have till date is based on the data from all over the world and guidelines released by American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, UK. Needless to say that since it is a new infection, not much research is available on the subject.
So, how can pregnant women protect themselves and their foetuses from this infectious disease? Well, for starters they should do the same things as the general public to avoid the infection. Following are the steps they should follow:Maintain distance from sick people, especially those showing flu-like symptoms Clean your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer Avoid unnecessary travelling and opt for work from home, even after the lockdown ends Avoid visiting the hospital unless it’s urgent
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Can covid-19 impact pregnant women severely?
Research till date indicates that pregnant women don’t show any symptoms that suggest that they are differently affected by the pandemic. They may experience symptoms like a mild flu.