The World Health Organisation has issued these useful infographics on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on each image below to download it and share it.
If possible, walk to the clinic to avoid being close to other people. If you need to take a taxi, try to sit with space between you and others. You should take the same precautions to avoid COVID-19 infection as other people. You can help protect yourself by doing the following: Wash hands as often […]
Many mothers are worried about their pregnancies and COVID-19. Here is some information about what is normal for pregnancy, what could be due to anxiety or a cold and what could be symptoms of COVID-19. Heart palpitations: these are usually from a lot of stress and worry or could be due to a fever causing […]
Skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding should start at birth. Women who may have or have COVID-19 can have normal labour and there is no need for a special type of delivery such as caesarean section. All women arriving at a facility in labour will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. If you maybe have, or definitely have […]
Yes, pregnant women should continue attending their planned antenatal visits. Wear a cloth mask. When you arrive at the facility, you will be asked questions about COVID-19, have your temperature checked and asked to use hand sanitiser. Those women with symptoms (fever, dry cough, sore muscles, sore throat, difficulty breathing) will be cared for in […]
In general, pregnant women are more likely to catch seasonal “flu”, and to have more severe symptoms from flu-like illnesses. Medical professionals recommend flu injections for pregnant women. But, it is not yet known if COVID-19 is worse in pregnant women. At this time, there is no vaccination for it. If you have any other […]
Pregnant women are often worried about how a virus affects their health and that of their unborn baby. There is no proof at the moment that the virus causing COVID-19 can go via the womb to infect the unborn baby. There is also no proof of increased chance of miscarriage, early pregnancy loss or newborn […]