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COVID and Pregnancy-Risks Vaccines and Breastfeeding

21 Feb, 2022

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To be mothers and parents planning to have babies are very much concerned about how covid-19 could affect their health and the baby. Well, if you are reading this, you are in the right place. This article will answer the most frequently asked questions about Covid and pregnancy, risks, vaccines, and breastfeeding. Similarly, you will learn to keep yourself and your baby safe during this pandemic.

However, if you have any urgent concerns or queries, call Pelvinic now! At Pelvinic, we have the best gynecologists in Delhi available around the clock to answer all your questions.

Are you at risk of contracting the Coronavirus while pregnant?

A recent study conducted stated pregnant women are not at an increased risk of getting Covid-19. We all know for a fact that covid-19 affects the respiratory system and spreads from one person to another. Suppose you have flu-like symptoms or suspect to have contracted the Coronavirus. In that case, you should call your doctor before visiting a hospital where you are more likely to contact other infected individuals.

Will Covid-19 during my pregnancy affect my baby?

Transmission of the Coronavirus through the placenta to an unborn baby is rare and has not been reported. However, there have been reports of preterm births and other complications in mothers who tested positive in the final weeks of their pregnancy.

How do I keep myself safe from contracting Covid-19 while pregnant?

Social distancing is the best way to stay away from other infected individuals that are symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Similarly, it would help if you did the below:

  • Avoid being in proximity of individuals that are sick.
  • Clean your hands before touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Carry a sanitizer with yourself and avoid touching high-touch objects like doorknobs, handrails, or other sanitizer bottles.

Should I take my Covid vaccine during pregnancy?

The World Health Organization has cleared all vaccines as safe to use for pregnant women. They have also mentioned that the vaccines are highly effective at preventing COVID-19, severe illness, and death. Similarly, no complications were reported in mothers or children of mothers that received vaccinations.

Can I breastfeed my baby? Could my baby get Covid through breast milk?

Like the flu, covid-19 spreads from person to person when a healthy person inhales the infected air in the proximity of an infected person.

Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for infants.

Outlined are a few precautions you should follow to avoid spreading the virus to your infant:

  • Ensure you wash your hands and breast before feeding your baby.
  • Always wear a face mask while breastfeeding your baby.
  • Ensure nobody other than you touch the breast milk pump and other utensils that you get near your infant.
  • If you have tested positive, consider someone healthy to feed your expressed breast milk to your infant.

Want to learn more about Covid and pregnancy issues? Call Pelvinic at +919717926203 to get hold of our best gynecologists at Delhi. We will give you the best advice for your baby's healthcare.

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