COVID-19 and Pregnancy
The last year was tragic and the bad time hasn’t end yet. COVID-19 and pregnancy is a sensitive topic after the massive devastation and destruction caused by this tiny virus. Many people suffered and witnessed COVID-19 and pregnancy sometime. Based on what we now know, pregnant women have a higher risk of severe disease than COVID-19 and death compared to non-pregnant people. Additionally, people with COVID-19 may be at higher risk for other adverse outcomes, such as premature birth (delivery before 37 weeks). Here are some tips to acknowledge if COVID-19 and pregnancy are getting along in your life as well.
Reducing your risk of getting COVID-19
Wear a mask when you go out or talk to others.
It is especially important for pregnant women and those living with them to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.
There is no such thing as a zero risk of infection, so it is important to know how to stay as safe as possible. In general, the more people around you, the closer you will interact with them, and the longer the interaction, the greater your risk of acquiring and spreading Covid 19. Consider the level of risk when deciding to go out or talk to people who do not live with you. If you go out, make sure you and the people living with you are taking steps to protect yourself.
The best way to protect yourself and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to:
Limit conversations with people who can, including people inside your home, and as much as possible with people who may be cowardly.
Take steps to prevent COVID-19 when you communicate with others.
Wear masks, especially when you can’t keep away from other people. Avoid others who are not wearing masks or ask others around you to wear masks.
Stay at least 6 feet away from others outside your home.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid activities where these steps can be difficult.
If you are sick or think you have COVID 19;
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider within 24 hours, and follow these steps when you feel sick. You can use CDC’s Self Checker to help you make decisions.
If you or someone you have has emergency warning signs about COVID-19 (for example, difficulty breathing, persistent chest pain, new confusion, difficulty waking or waking up, or irritated lips or face ), Seek emergency care immediately. Call 911.
If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, contact the health icon of the nearest community or contact the health department.
Stay Healthy During Pregnancy
Keep all your health care appointments during and after pregnancy. Check with your healthcare provider for all recommended appointments. If you are worried about going to your appointments because of Covid-19, ask your healthcare provider what steps they are taking to differentiate healthy patients from sick ones. If you need help finding a healthcare provider, contact your nearest hospital clinic, community health centralized icon or health department.
Talk to your healthcare provider about staying healthy and take care of yourself and your baby.
Ask questions about the best place to save your child. It is always safer to have your child under the care of trained healthcare professionals.
You should also talk to your healthcare provider if you think you are experiencing depression during or after pregnancy.
Get the recommended vaccine. Getting the recommended vaccine during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby.
Get flu drops. Other people in your home should also be vaccinated to protect yourself and yourself.
Get a whooping cough vaccine (TDAP) during pregnancy to protect your baby from a whooping cough, which may have COVID-19-like symptoms.
If you are part of a group that is recommended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you may choose to be vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider to help you make an informed decision.
Keep a supply of prescription and non-prescription medications for at least 30 days. Talk to a healthcare provider, insurer, or pharmacist about getting prescription supplements (for example more than 30 days) to reduce your travels to the pharmacy if possible.
Call your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about pregnancy or if you become ill and think you may have code 19.
Do not delay emergency care due to COVID-19. If you need care, emergency departments have steps to prevent you from getting Code 19. Call 911 immediately if you need emergency help. Let them know you are pregnant and you have an emergency. If someone else is going to the emergency department, call on the way. If you need to call yourself before driving.
It is likely that both the flu virus and the virus that caused COVID-19 will spread this fall and winter. What you need to know this season is how to protect yourself and your family from the flu by getting the flu vaccine.
Newborn care when the mother has COVID-19
Although newborns born to mothers with COVID-19 do not yet know much about the risks of COVID-19, we do know that:
COVID-19 is rare in newborns born to mothers who had COVID-19 during pregnancy.
Some newborns have tested positive for COVID-19 immediately after birth. It is unknown if these newborns were infected before, during or after birth.
Most newborns who tested positive for COVID-19 had mild or no symptoms and recovered. However, there are some reports of a newborn baby with severe COVID 19 disease.
Take care of your newborn at the hospital if you are diagnosed or screened for COVID- 19.
Current evidence suggests that newborns are less likely to be infected with COVID-19 than their mothers, especially when the mother takes steps to prevent the spread before and during the care of the newborn (such as wearing a mask and Hand washing).
Decide if your newborn is in the hospital room with you.
The risks and benefits of having your newborn in the same room with you .Talk to your healthcare provider. Having your newborn in the room has the benefit of helping you breastfeed and facilitate the mother’s newborn relationship. If possible, start this conversation before the baby is born.
If you are alone for COVID- 19 and sharing a room with your newborn wearing a mask in your newborn’s rooms.
Take precautions if your newborn is in the hospital room with you.
If you are isolated for COVID-19 and sharing a room with your newborn, take the following steps to reduce your risk of spreading the virus to your newborn:
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before caring for or caring for your newborn baby. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a mask when you are within 6 feet of a newborn.
Keep your newborn at most 6 feet away.
To protect your newborn’s health, talk to your healthcare provider, such as using a physical barrier (for example, keeping the newborn in an incubator) while in the hospital.
Once your loneliness is over, you should wash your hands before caring for your newborn, but you do not need to take any other precautions. You may not transmit the virus to your newborn or any other close contact when your loneliness is over.
When Will your loneliness end?
If you have symptoms, your loneliness ends after:
10 days after the onset of symptoms, and 24 hours without fever, without antipyretics, and
Other symptoms of Covid-19 are improving.
If you never get symptoms, your loneliness ends after a period 10 days have passed since your positive COVID-19 test date.
Take care of your newborn baby at home if you are diagnosed or tested for COVID- 19.
Precautions if you are COVID-19 positive
If you are alone in COVID-19, take the following precautions until your loneliness expires:
Stay at home to separate yourself from others outside your home.
Isolate (stay away) from other people in the house who are not affected, and wear masks in common areas.
In the case of a healthy caregiver who is not at risk of serious illness while caring for your newborn.
Caregivers should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds before touching their newborn. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
If the caregiver lives in the same home or has close contact with you, they may be disclosed. When you are completely alone, you should wear a mask within 6 feet of your newborn, and during their self-immolation after they have finished.
If a health care provider is not available, you can take care of your newborn if you are well enough.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before touching your newborn. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a mask when you are within 6 feet of your newborn and other people during your entire loneliness period. The mask helps prevent the virus from spreading to others.
Other people in your household, and caregivers who have CoVID-19, should be excluded from caring for the newborn as much as possible. If they have to take care of the newborn, they should follow the recommendations of hand washing and mask.
Once your loneliness is over, you should wash your hands before caring for your newborn, but you do not need to take any other precautions. You may not transmit the virus to your newborn or any other close contact after your loneliness is over.
If you have symptoms, your loneliness ends after:
10 days after the onset of symptoms, and 24 hours without a fever-reducing medication, and
Other symptoms of covid 19 are improving
If you never get symptoms, your loneliness ends after a period 10 days have passed since your positive COVID-19 test date
Breastfeeding and COVID-19
Current evidence suggests that breast milk is unlikely to spread the virus to children.
You should decide with your family and healthcare providers whether to start or continue breastfeeding. Breast milk protects against many diseases and is the best source of nutrition for most babies.
Helpful Tips for Starting or Restarting Breastfeeding
If you are not sharing a room with your newborn in the hospital, it may be difficult for you to start or continue breastfeeding. Here are some helpful tips:
If you are separated from your newborn baby in the hospital, repeated hand gestures or pumping will help you establish and build a milk supply.
Pump or feed every 2-3 hours (especially in the first few days), every two hours (at least 8-10 times in 24 hours). This helps the breasts to produce milk and prevents infections of the milk ducts and breasts.
If you cannot start milk production in the hospital right after birth, or if you have to temporarily stop breastfeeding during Covid 19 disease because you do not feel well enough, provide a breastfeeding assistant. Get help from the provider. Learn more about resuming breastfeeding (also called a relationship).
Always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before breastfeeding or before breastfeeding, even if you do not have CoVID-19. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
If you have COVID-19 and choose to breastfeed
Wash your hands before breastfeeding
Wear a mask while breastfeeding and whenever you are within 6 feet of your baby.
If you have CoVID-19 and you choose to express breast milk;
If possible, use your own breast pump (not shared with anyone else).
Wear a mask during expression.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before touching any pump or bottle part and expressing breast milk.
Follow the recommendations for proper pump cleaning after each use. Clean all parts of the pump that come in contact with breast milk.
Consider a healthy caregiver who does not have COVID-19, does not have a higher risk of serious illness than COVID-19, and is living in the same home they breastfeed. If the caregiver lives in the same home or has close contact with you, they may be disclosed. Any caregiver should wear a breastfeeding mask when caring for the baby during your solitude for the entire time and during your own quarantine period after your isolation.
Keep your baby safe and healthy
Do not put a face mask on your child
Children under the age of two do not wear masks.
Facial shields may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or accidental suffocation and strangulation. Babies move around, and the movement of the plastic face shield can block their nose and mouth, or the strap can choke them.
The CDC does not recommend facial shields as an alternative to masks.
Keep viewers limited to see your new baby
The birth of a new baby is an important event in life that usually brings the family together to celebrate and gather to celebrate and support the new mother. However, before allowing or inviting visitors to your home or near your child, you should ask yourself, your child, people living with you, and visitors (e.g., grandparents or older adults and others) Consider the risk of COVID-19 from increased risk. Severe illness from COVID-19).
Bringing people who do not live with you into your home may increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading.
Limit gatherings in person and consider other options, such as celebrating in practice, for those who want to see your new baby. If you plan to meet in person, ask guests to stay home if they are sick and to stay 6 feet away from you and your child after visiting your home, wear a mask and wash your hands. For more information, please consider attending or hosting a small gathering.
Keep a distance between your children and those who do not live in your home or are sick.
Before deciding whether to engage in any activity other than healthcare or childcare. Whether or not you go out, consider the dangers of spreading Code 19 to yourself and your child.
Keep a distance of 6 feet between your child and those who do not live in your home.
Ask your childcare program about their plans to protect your child, family and their staff from COVID-19.
Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19 in Children
Most children who test positive for CoVID-19 have mild or no symptoms.
Severe illness has been reported in children but is rarely seen. Babies with a basic medical condition and premature babies (before 37 weeks) may have a higher risk of serious illness in COVID- 19.
Symptoms reported in newborns with COVID-19 include fever, lethargy (excessive fatigue or inactivity), runny nose, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding and increased breathing or shallow breathing. Included.
If your child develops symptoms or you think your child has been exposed to code 19:
Contact your child’s healthcare provider within 24 hours and follow the child care measures with COVID-19.
If your child has emergency warning signs of CoVID-19 (such as difficulty breathing), seek emergency care immediately. Call 911.
Bring your baby to meet the newborn
Ideally, newborn visits are made in person so that your child’s health care provider can do this.
Check how you and your child are doing overall.
Raise and feed your baby.
Check your child for jaundice (yellow in the skin or eyes)
Make sure your baby has had a newborn screening test (which includes a blood transfusion, hearing, and major birth defects in the heart) and have a repeat or follow-up test if necessary. ۔
If you and your child have CoVID-19, call and notify your child’s healthcare provider first.
Ensure safe sleep for your baby
During an epidemic, parents may experience more stress and fatigue. It is important to make sure that parents and children get enough sleep. Take the following steps to reduce your risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths.
All the time during sleep – nap and keep your baby on his back at night.
Use a strong, flat sleeping surface, such as a mattress covered with an attached sheet.
Share the baby in your room but not your bed. Your child will not sleep on an adult bed, cot, air conditioner, sofa or chair, whether he is sleeping alone, with you, or with someone else.
Keep soft beds, such as blankets, pillows, bumper pads and soft toys out of your baby’s sleep.
Cover your baby’s head and don’t let your baby get too hot. Symptoms of your child’s heat include sweating or warmth.
Do not smoke or smoke anyone around your child.
Ensure your social, emotional and mental health
Call your healthcare provider if you think you are experiencing depression after pregnancy.
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