COVID-19 is a global public health emergency.
Pregnant women are at high risk of acquiring the infection due to their altered physiological and immunological function.
Pregnant women with comorbidities are at the highest risk of this infection.
Coronavirus causes illness ranging in severity from the common cold to severe respiratory illness and death.
Frequent clinical manifestations include fever, cough, cold, body ache, headache, vomiting, diarrhea.
During pregnancy severe infection can result in abortions, preterm delivery, preterm premature rupture of membranes, fetal distress, acute respiratory distress syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation, renal failure, secondary bacterial pneumonia, sepsis.
Prevention is always better than cure. So, what are the preventive measures that pregnant women should follow?
The virus can survive on nonliving surfaces for a long time, so frequently clean touched surfaces and wash your hands.
To date no medications or vaccines are approved to treat or prevent COVID19.
Refrain from excessive outdoor activities unless an emergency.
Avoid infected individuals, crowded places, public gatherings.
Check your temperature regularly.
Consult your doctor if you experience shortness of breath, fever, cough.
The risk of transfer to individuals within a distance of 6ft can spread the infection. Maintain social distance.
STAY HOME STAY SAFE.
Risk of transfer to individuals within a distance of 2m(6 ft) of an infected person. Always maintain social distance.