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We all live in odd times, where we are required to remain within our homes to protect ourselves and our families. The world is currently grappling with the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, first recorded in Wuhan, China.
Several governments have declared a state of emergency in their respective countries. People of all ages are eagerly waiting for the conclusion of this pandemic. Medical practitioners from all around the world are contributing their time and effort to help infected patients. True, the aged are at a higher risk of contracting the infection, but what about pregnant women?
Pregnant women, on the other hand, are at a lower risk than older adults. However, since there is no definite treatment for Covid-19, there are several steps to take.
A pregnant woman’s immune system, like that of an older person, is weakened. She is particularly susceptible to respiratory diseases and other ailments such as the flu or cold because she undergoes many physiological changes.
Furthermore, high fever during the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to congenital disabilities in some trials. As a result, during this pandemic, it is crucial to prioritize the welfare of pregnant women.
One of the easiest ways to boost a pregnant woman’s immunity is to eat a nutrient-rich diet. Women require a lot of protein and calcium during pregnancy to fulfil the needs of the growing foetus.
Immunity would undoubtedly be boosted by including legumes, salmon, dairy products, milk, lean meat, sweet potatoes, and green leafy vegetables in their diet.
Zinc and vitamin D supplements will also serve to strengthen the immune system. Moreover, regular exercise and a night of good sleep can also improve pregnant women’s immunity.
You have already learned how essential is sanitization these days. The World Health Organization has released a recommendation on hand sanitization and hand washing. Go over their policies and wash hands for at least 20 seconds.
A pregnant woman should wash her hands regularly with water, soap, or sanitiser. She can also have access to the tissue box to sanitize with tissue paper if she sneezes appropriately.
Yes, health professionals and hospitals are indeed dealing with the pandemic. Still, pregnant women can contact their gynaecologist regarding their health and, if necessary, can come up for a medical check-up.
Pregnant women should not self-medicate when they are ill. So, consulting the gynaecologist is a better option. After a regular check-up, wear a mask and maintain distance from others.
Pregnancy is the period of a woman’s life that she needs full medical attention for her emotional and physical well-being. In addition, for her family’s financial security, she could purchase a life insurance policy. Often respectable health insurance companies have provisions for hospitalization and treatment costs. Be safe, and hope to welcome your baby to a world free of Coronavirus.