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Stay Away From Infection Risks For A Safe Pregnancy

COVID-19 has put our lives on thin ice due to an increase in the infection risks of contracting the virus. Thus, with more and more people at risk of contracting the virus, it has become all the more important to take necessary precautions. Doing so will keep you safe as well as prevent others from the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. 

On top of that, there is a greater risk for women who are pregnant. Pregnancy brings about a change in the way a body’s mechanism works to fight off viral infections. Thus, it is important that pregnant women take extra precautions to lower the infection risks of contracting the virus. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 in pregnant women are the same as those of any other person. Moderate flu-like symptoms are what can be expected in the case of an infection in pregnant women. But, if the person is suffering from diabetes, hypertension, obesity, respiratory disease, then there is a possibility of the symptoms worsening. 

 This is because the immune system in such people is weak. 

 Let us tell you how the virus will impact pregnant women in the case that they get infected.

What Are The Infection Risks Of Contracting COVID-19 Among Pregnant Women

Pregnant women who are contracted with COVID-19 are at a greater risk of suffering severe illness and death. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that they are more prone to face complications in their respiratory system in case they come down with COVID-19. If you are a pregnant woman who suffers from diabetes, then make sure that you take extra precautions to stay safe against COVID-19. 

In case that you do get contracted with COVID-19, then you might have a higher chance of premature birth and cesarean delivery. If you face any kind of COVID-19 symptoms, then it is important that you make sure to have a checkup performed before you go ahead with the delivery.

If you are pregnant who is tested positive for COVID-19, then it is important to follow the treatment protocol. Along with it, make sure that you consume a good amount of fluids and take proper rest. Do not neglect getting treated in a hospital if you feel very ill. 

It is your duty to do your best to take necessary precautions and avoid getting contracted to COVID-19. Thus, let us now see what you can do to stay safe.

Tips To Follow To Stay Safe

The below tips, if followed correctly, will help you keep safe from contracting the COVID-19 virus.

  1. Avoid close contact with people who have tested positive or are showing any kind of symptoms of COVID-19. 
  2. Maintain a 6 feet distance with people other than your household members
  3. Always wear a mask whenever you venture out of your home.
  4. Try to cut down your interaction with people outside as much as you can
  5. Make it a point not to rush and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Use a good soap while you do so. 
  6. Carry a hand sanitizer wherever you go. Ensure that your sanitizer has 60% alcohol in it
  7. Avoid going out unless it is really needed. 
  8. If you do need to go out, try to opt for a private vehicle instead of public transport. 
  9. Avoid touching your face, mouth, and nose unnecessarily.
  10.  Instead of going for routine hospital visits, prefer telephonic consultations.
  11. Keep a cap on the number of people that visit your home. Only allow people if it is essential such as maids, housekeeping staff, cooks, etc. 
  12.  If you are a working woman, ensure that you work from home.
  13.  Avoid going to gatherings or ceremonies of any kind.
  14. Ensure to limit the number of visitors who come to meet the mother and the newborn.

Also, you can do your part to make sure that your immune system works properly by taking the right food. Practice a daily diet that is rich in vitamins, proteins, and micronutrients. Avoid consuming junk and fried food items. To be precise, consume immune-boosting foods such as ginger, citrus fruits, broccoli, garlic spinach, turmeric, etc. These food items are known to strengthen your immune system so that they can protect your body from various viruses. But it is important for a pregnant woman to first consult a doctor before she makes any change in her diet. 

A change in diet is especially helpful for pregnant women who are prone to diabetes, obesity, or any other disease. Also, there is no evidence that proves that consumption of chicken, meat, or eggs increases the infection risks of contracting the virus. 

It is always better to follow all the safety precautions when it comes to COVID-19, even more so if you are pregnant with a child, as it is not just the safety of you that is at risk but also the child. Reading the above blog and following the mentioned tips is a good step, to begin with. 

It is always better to follow all the safety precautions when it comes to COVID-19, even more so if you are pregnant with a child, as it is not just the safety of you that is at risk but also the child. Reading the above blog and following the mentioned tips is a good step, to begin with. 

On top of that, there is a greater risk for women who are pregnant. Pregnancy brings about a change in the way a body’s mechanism works to fight off viral infections. Thus, it is important that pregnant women take extra precautions to lower the infection risks of contracting the virus. 

In case that you do get contracted with COVID-19, then you might have a higher chance of premature birth and cesarean delivery. If you face any kind of COVID-19 symptoms, then it is important that you make sure to have a checkup performed before you go ahead with the delivery.

On top of that, there is a greater risk for women who are pregnant. Pregnancy brings about a change in the way a body’s mechanism works to fight off viral infections. Thus, it is important that pregnant women take extra precautions to lower the infection risks of contracting the virus. 

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