What pregnancy should know about COVID-19?
For information about COVID-19 infection in pregnancy, there is presently no exact data of symptoms and effects to both mother and her baby.
However, for the recent information, it is found that infected pregnancy usually has only mild to moderate flu symptoms, but the infection may increase the risk of premature labor or PROM (Premature rupture of membranes).
The good news is that the mother-to-child transmission through the placenta has not been reported yet.
Now ... if any pregnancy feel that you are at risk of infection or you may have a fever, cough, or relavent symptoms.
We recommend you to consult with your professional doctors, but, for pregnancy who have no symptoms, gynecologist may consider more infrequent antenatal care depending on the symptoms of each mother and doctor's recommendations.
For prevention, there are basic ways like everyone else do. The keys of infectious diseases prevention are
-Eat freshly cooked foods
- Use your own spoon
- Often wash your hands
Moreover, wearing a surgical mask to prevent the infection while you are in the risk areas or crowded places. However, for the sake of pregnancy, stay at home and avoid meeting people would be the best solution.
Information provided by: Dr. Nicha Tangpobnong
Compiled by: Medisci Center