- Washing hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Maintaining social distancing
- Avoiding unnecessary touching of eyes, nose and mouth.
- Practising and maintaining respiratory hygiene, by covering the mouth and nose while sneezing, with bent elbow or tissues.
- Avoid people who are unwell or display coronavirus symptoms
Pregnancy Journey and Coronavirus
With the rapid spread of the very aggressive Coronavirus, there is a growing panic among families and women who are expecting. As the virus is new, its effects are still unclear among pregnant women. This period of stress and uncertainty can amplify with the growing pandemic. Healthcare providers all around the globe are making efforts to manage and provide resolute care at this time. Answering some pressing questions, here is what we know. Is the risk of having Coronavirus higher among pregnant women? Due to insufficient data, the information on the impact of COVID – 19 on pregnant women is limited. As of now, there is no such indication that pregnant women have a higher risk. They are as susceptible to the virus as any other adult. But, it is to be kept in mind, that since the pregnant woman experiences hormonal changes and changes in the immune system, there is a chance of infection. So, general precautions must surely be taken and in case the woman experiences any cold, cough or fever, her doctor must be informed immediately. How can pregnant women protect themselves from the Coronavirus? The precautionary measures are the same as for everyone. One can protect themselves and the growing baby by: