Many moms-to-be has been wondering if Covid-19 could be transmitted from mother to child; Prevention; how to behave in the case of suspected symptoms of infection. Here's what we know about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and how it may affect you and your baby.

In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic spread across many countries, specialist Tran Tran Binh received hundreds of questions from pregnant women about how to prevent and ensure safety for mothers and babies, because during pregnancy, health health and resistance of the mother decreased, while no vaccine or drug treatment Covid-19. Below is Dr. Binh's share on his mother's questions.

Can COVID-19 be transmitted from pregnant mothers to child?

Coronavirus COVID-19: no evidence of mother-to-baby transmission. There is currently no scientific evidence that corona virus can be transmitted from mother to child. Pregnant women should not be too worried, keep comfortable, take care of their health and have regular pregnancy check-ups as directed by their doctors.

Don't worry, there are no studies showing that covid-19 is transmitted from mother to child.

What are the symptoms and complications of Covid-19 in pregnant women?

The symptoms of pregnant women when infected with Covid-19 are similar to that in other patients, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. In the worst case, Covid-19 could cause a miscarriage, death, or even death of a mother and baby.

What do pregnant mothers need to do to prevent Covid-19?

During pregnancy, resistance, immunity is often reduced due to poor diet, morning sickness, physical inactivity. Pregnant women are among those at high risk of infection, however, there are currently no specific recommendations for this population.

You can take preventive measures to keep your body healthy, such as washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds. In the absence of soap and clean water, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Need to gargle, rinse the throat with salt water or mouthwash. Avoid putting your hands on eyes, nose, mouth to prevent infection. Restrict travel, go to crowded places; Wear a mask and wash your hands often when visiting pregnancy clinics, clinics. Avoid contact with people who have symptoms of acute respiratory disease such as fever, cough, shortness of breath ...

In addition, pregnant women should not be too worried, to avoid affecting mental and health. Instead, stay optimistic, keep your exercise routine, get enough sleep, drink enough water, and have a nutritious diet to boost your immune system. In particular, nutrition plays a very important role.

Pregnant women need a daily menu full of powdered sugar, protein, fat, minerals and minerals to help the baby grow well and the mother balances her body. In addition to meals during the day, milk is also a source of vitamins and minerals for pregnant women, helping to boost immunity.

What to do when I start to see symptoms?

If signs of fever, cough, shortness of breath, pregnant women need to wear protective masks, notify the nearest health facility for timely consultation, examination and treatment. Pregnant women should also call the health facility before visiting, providing information about recent symptoms and schedules for proper support.

Coronary pneumonia has a long incubation period, up to 14 days, is easily contagious, and the disease is easily confused with other diseases. There are currently no vaccines for prevention and treatment. People with poor resistance or chronic illness are susceptible to diseases, with a high risk of death. As of March 11, Covid-19 has appeared in 119 countries and territories with nearly 119,000 cases, more than 4,200 deaths and more than 66,000 people recover.


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