Pregnancy during quarantine🤰🏡

With the current spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, aka Coronavirus probably lasting for some time, it is important to invest in our daily lives and take all the precautions possible.🤰🏡

As many women want to get pregnant or already are, it is crucial for them to take extra precautions in order to have a healthy life and a successful delivery. During our research, we listened to several podcasts about pregnancy during quarantine and we have discovered many interesting things.

Remember: with more research being done, these recommendations can change over time. Therefore always check the recent guidelines and use your ob-gyn as your primary source of information.

Since this situation can change very fast, and subsequently the rules, it is common to develop anxiety. Try to control the things you can such as your breath, your actions and your daily activities. Do not take medicine without a doctor prescribing them as several medications are contraindicated when conceiving, being pregnant or breastfeeding. The doctor will always take risk-benefit ratio decisions.

Getting pregnant during quarantine

“Should I get pregnant or should I wait until this situation is over?”

This is a question that many women are facing nowadays. Healthcare providers advise to individual context accordingly.

For healthy women, without any certain circumstances (age, disease, etc.), health workers recommend waiting for more information.


Pregnant during quarantine

Pregnant women do not necessarily have a higher risk to be infected by the virus, but during pregnancy, the immune system weakens, so precautions are needed.

Here are some tips to make your pregnancy safer:

  • Even if you had a urine pregnancy test that is positive you still need to go to a doctor to confirm the pregnancy.

  • Take precautions when going to the hospital for a consultation: wear a mask, have sanitizer and wet wipes with you, avoid public transport (as there are many surfaces for possible contact with the virus), maintain social distance in the hospital, change your outfit after the hospital visit.

  • Avoid going to the hospital for minor health emergencies: if the pregnancy evolves normally, reduce the clinical visits and discuss minimal symptoms with your doctor on the phone.

  • If your symptoms worsen, go to the hospital.

  • If you have respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, sore throat), the doctor can request a test for you (this indication may change over time) but do not go do the doctor for the consultation; the doctor should come to your home.

  • If you come in contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus, stay in quarantine and reach out to your doctor; the doctor has to come to your home.

  • In the early pregnancy period (12 weeks), be more careful, as nausea and vomiting occur; after vomiting wash your face with water.

  • Do not take medication on your own, always consult with your doctor.

  • Pregnant women with asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure have a higher risk of contracting the vir