The immune system’s efficiency dips during pregnancy, which places pregnant women at a higher risk for getting infected with many transmissible illnesses, whether food-borne or respiratory.
Experts don’t know if pregnant women are likely to get coronavirus than other people. But because of the changes women are going through during pregnancy, they are at risk of getting various other infections. It’s important to protect yourself.
A pregnant woman should take extra care of her health during these coronavirus days. As well as, the novel coronavirus spreads through respiratory droplets sent into the air when a person who has COVID – 19 coughs or sneezes.
Tips to protect pregnant women from coronavirus.
1.Wash your hands well & often use alcohol based sanitizers.
2.Do not touch your mouth, eyes or nose.
3.Keep yourself away from others as much as possible by staying home
4.Clean & disinfect things that people touch a lot, like phone, doorknobs, and counters.
5.Avoid going out without any safety measures, always wear masks.
Dr. Shobha Gupta, Medical Director and IVF center states that “One reason to worry about COVID-19 in pregnancy is that women are prone to become severely ill with flu when they are pregnant”. This is because pregnancy suppresses a person’s immune system