Mothers have lower than normal immunity during pregnancy. Therefore, the chances of contracting various infectious diseases increase during this time, of which the possibility of being infected by the Covid-19 virus is much higher.
Pregnant mothers can often become seriously ill and even die from Covid-19 infection. Therefore, extra precautions should be taken during pregnancy and if the corona is infected, a doctor should be consulted.
Most pregnant mothers with corona have no symptoms. In many cases, only mild symptoms occur. Such as:
• Feeling of mild fever.
• Cold, cough and runny nose.
• Lack of olfactory power.
• Body and throat pain
• Anorexia, nausea or vomiting.
• Feeling weak.
But in many cases the last three months of pregnancy can cause serious symptoms. Hypercoagulability in pregnant women infected with the Covid-19 virus can often lead to thrombus, stroke or even a heart attack.
Therefore, pregnant women must take special care. Such as:
- Social distance must be maintained. Mutual distance should be at least 3 feet.
- Adhere to social distance from those who have corona or have symptoms.
- Regularly use the mask in the correct manner.
- Wash hands frequently with soapy water.
- Avoid touching the nose and mouth unnecessarily.
- Sanitizer should be used if necessary.
- Wear clean clothes at all times.
- Do light type of exercise.
- Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water.
- Folic acid, vitamin D and other necessary medicines should be taken according to the doctor's advice.
- Regular pregnancy checkups and ultra-sonograms should be done.
- In case of any kind of corona infection symptoms should seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Avoiding infection with the coronavirus is a top priority for pregnant women. Women who have COVID-19 symptoms while pregnant should notify their doctors immediately. If you are tested for the coronavirus and it turns out you have it, do not panic.
Maternal care during pregnancy
Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Each stage should be a positive experience, ensuring women and their babies reach their full potential for health and well-being.
The child brings fulfillment to a mother's life. From conception to childbirth, the mother's body undergoes various physical changes. At this time a mother is in dire need of physical and mental care. Pregnant mothers must wear clean, comfortable treadmill clothing and soft shoes according to size.
Moreover, a child cannot be healthy or happy absent the presence of a healthy and happy mother. Prenatal and postpartum maternal health is critical to a mother's physical and mental well-being and contributes to her abi
Take COVID-19 vaccines
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s recommended that you get a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness due to COVID-19. Vaccination can also help pregnant women build antibodies that might protect their babies.
COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause infection with the COVID-19 virus, including in pregnant women or their babies. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.
Pregnant mothers must follow a balanced diet. This will ensure the necessary nutrition and eliminate food shortages. Adequate amount of fish, meat, milk, eggs, plenty of vegetables and seasonal fruits should be eaten at this time. Drink plenty of pure water.
• Pineapple, raw and semi-ripe papaya should not be eaten.
• Caffeinated beverages, such as tea, coffee should not be drunk excessively.
• It is better not to eat extra oily food.
• Abstain from smoking and drinking.
• Raw or partially cooked eggs.
• Raw or undercooked meat, liver.
• Some types of cheese. Don't eat mould-ripened soft cheese, such as brie, camembert and chevre (a type of goat's cheese) and others with a similar rind.
Moderate light type work
For most pregnant women, at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise is recommended on most, if not all, days of the week. Walking is a great exercise for beginners. It provides moderate aerobic conditioning with minimal stress on your joints.
Be careful, light walking should be done without extra work. Heavy things cannot be lifted or carried. Caution should be exercised when climbing stairs and walking in slippery places.
Importance of sleep
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, not getting enough sleep during pregnancy could put you at a higher risk for pregnancy complications like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Lack of sleep is also associated with longer labors and higher rates of C-sections.
During pregnancy, you need at least two hours of sleep during the day and at least eight hours at night.
It is advisable to skip the long trip plans for the first three months of pregnancy and the last three months. Avoid traveling on high and low roads or vehicles that are prone to tremors. In the morning and in the afternoon for some time in the flower garden, lake shore and park travel to the place of the pregnant woman's mind will be cheerful and the body will be healthy.
But be careful, travel like any activity that involves coming into contact with other people from different households, is not risk-free even after full vaccination.
Taking special care of the body
You should always take a good bath with soapy water and keep your fingernails and toenails short. Mothers' teeth become very soft during pregnancy, so they need to brush their teeth twice a day. Tetanus vaccine should be given in 4 to 6 months.
Mothers have lower than normal immunity during pregnancy. So the chances of various infectious diseases increase. Therefore, patients infected with influenza, measles, chicken pox, etc. should be kept away from infectious diseases.
Different hormones in the body vary during pregnancy. So during this time mothers go through various stresses and misfortunes. Which is extremely harmful for them and for the unborn child.
Therefore, excessive emotions, stress, anxiety-fear and disease-grief are harmful to the health of the pregnant mother, so it is necessary to avoid these and think well.
The husband should abstain from sexual intercourse for the first three months and the last three months. Medication should not be taken without the advice of a doctor. To avoid all kinds of risks, it is necessary to consult a specialist.