How to take care of yourself during pregnancy in pandemic?

Pandemic hit all age of people very hard. Pregnancy women are no more exeption. Across the nation, many cases were reported and more than 90% of them are free from virus after gone through treatment. But “prevention is always best than cure”. In this blog, we walk through you on how to take care during pregnancy without getting infected from viruses.

Take Immunity Supplements

Immunity is the must thing you must have in your pregnancy to avoid viral diseases. If you have enough immunity power, then you have the minimal ratio of affecting to the covid-19(not proved study). You can boost the immunity level by naturally or by protein supplements that are available.

Naturally available immunity booster are as follows
  • Citrus fruits
  • Red bell peppers.
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya
  • Kiwi
  • Spinach
  • Yogurt.
  • Almonds.
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Green tea
  • Shellfish
Flu or Covid-19?

The flu is more likely to cause severe respiratory complications in pregnant women. We assume it is the same for the coronavirus. However, those severe respiratory complications remain rare overall.

Pregnant women are considered a vulnerable population. That means they should avoid meeting people as much as possible, just like the people who live with them and would inevitably bring back any virus they get into the shared house.

Avoid unnecessary travel and visiting the hospital other than the normal regular checkups monthly. Instead, you can ask some minor doubts to gynecologist online. Downloading this second opinion app can help you a lot.

Take action immediately

If you were to develop a fever or severe cough, or respiratory issue. First, call expert doctors on the telemedicine apps. Do not go to the hospitals by yourself or do not go to the physical doctor nearby immediately. Consult the doctor through a video calls and inform them of your pregnancy and symptoms. If they are suggesting in-person visit, you can go ahead.

Is it okay to take medicine

Check with the doctor online before taking any medicine(as your relatives may suggest), including pain relievers or other over-the-counter medicines. Even medicine you can buy without a prescription may cause birth- defects, especially if it is taken during the first three months of pregnancy.

Send the previous report of an ultrasound image and other medical reports through the online doctor consultation app. It helps the doctor to understand your baby’s growth and position in your uterus. Tell them about your health conditions and the doubts you have. So that they can give you the best suggestions and online prescriptions to follow.

Connect the doctor instantly on a video call if you have:
  • Blood or fluid coming from your vagina
  • Sudden or extreme swelling of your face or fingers.
  • Headaches that are severe or low.
  • Nausea and vomiting that would not go away
  • Dizziness, dim or blurry vision.
  • Pain or cramps in your lower abdomen, chills, or fever.
  • A change in your babies movements.
  • Less urine or burning when you urinate.
  • Any illness or infection.

Hope you know the prevention measures needed in pregnancy time than before. Stay safe and stay healthy!