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, what could be a pregnancy complication and what could be symptoms of COVID-19. Heart palpitations: these are usually from a lot of stress and worry or could […]
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. Skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding should start at birth. All women arriving at a facility in labour must wear a cloth mask and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. If […]
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. If you have symptoms (fever, dry cough, sore muscles, sore throat, difficulty breathing) you will be cared for […]
In general, pregnant women are more likely to catch seasonal “flu”, and to have worse symptoms from flu-like illnesses. Medical professionals recommend seasonal flu injections for pregnant women. The COVID-19 vaccine is not universally available yet. So far, there is no proof that COVID-19 causes worse infection in pregnant women. But, if you have any […]
Pregnant women are often worried about how a virus affects their health and that of their unborn baby. For most women with the infection, tests show the virus does not go from the mother to the baby in the womb or to breast milk. For very few mothers with COVID-19, it is possible that the […]