What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy, and How Can You Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

The coronavirus is a serious concern to expectant mothers. Among other symptoms, people who contract it experience a fever and cough. For pregnant women, the virus can interfere with their babies’ development in utero by possibly causing birth defects and brain damage. The virus is also known for its ability to jump from one person to another through contact with saliva or mucus, such as when coughing or sneezing – which means that anyone who comes into contact with someone already suffering from it needs to be extra careful! In this article we will explore how the coronavirus is contracted, the possible risks of contracting it while pregnant including potential birth defects and brain damage your baby could suffer if you are not careful about avoiding direct contact with others who are infected by the virus.

What is the coronavirus and how does it affect pregnant mothers

The coronavirus is a virus that can be contracted by many people and often causes the symptoms of fever, cough and sometimes more serious illness. It is most commonly spread through contact with saliva from someone coughing or sneezing. Because of this airborne transmission, many pregnant women are concerned about catching the coronavirus while they are pregnant and how it can affect their unborn babies.

How does the coronavirus affect fetuses?

The virus can interfere with a baby’s development in utero by possibly causing birth defects and brain damage. Two babies who were born in Saudi Arabia died from the virus around September 2012, and many more have suffered similarly elsewhere. Babies with mild to moderate infections may appear healthy but have symptoms later on (such as hearing loss or eye problems) that doctors attribute to the viral infection, according to the CDC.

What should you do if you come down with the coronavirus?

If you have symptoms of nausea, fever and pain in your joints and throat then you are probably suffering from the coronavirus. The CDC recommends that if one of these symptoms is present, stay home from work or school until at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or your symptoms are gone. You should also avoid contact with others to prevent the virus from spreading.

How to protect yourself from the virus if you are pregnant or have children around you

The best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to avoid places where people are likely to be affected. For example, if someone in your family has contracted the virus, it is best to go on holiday somewhere else for a week or so while they recover! A more practical option is to ensure that everyone washes their hands thoroughly after using the toilet, and before touching any food. This is also an important factor when preventing and spreading infections such as tuberculosis and meningitis. If one of your children contracts the coronavirus it is best to keep them at home for a while to avoid passing it on to anyone else until they have recovered. To reduce the likelihood of anyone around you being infected, wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. This is one of the most important steps to take when trying to avoid infections!

Tips on what pregnant women can do to prevent themselves from getting infected by the virus

1. Understand the symptoms of coronavirus

2. Take precautions

3. Talk to your doctor about getting a vaccine

4. Stay away from people who are sick or have been around someone with the virus

5. Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes after coming into contact with something that could contain the virus – such as a doorknob or public bathroom fixture where someone sneezed on it

6. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly in hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds each time you come into contact with something potentially contaminated by the virus – this will help protect you against infection!

Conclusion

The coronavirus is a virus that can be contracted by many people and often causes the symptoms of fever, cough and sometimes more serious illness. It is most commonly spread through contact with saliva from someone coughing or sneezing. Because of this airborne transmission, many pregnant women are concerned about catching the coronavirus while they are pregnant and how it can affect their unborn babies. Babies with mild to moderate infections may appear healthy but have symptoms later on (such as hearing loss or eye problems) that doctors attribute to the viral infection according to CDC’s research findings. The best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus is avoiding places where people are likely to be affected for example if someone in your family has contracted the virus go on holiday somewhere else for a week or so while they recover. It is also important to wash your hands with warm water and soap frequently and thoroughly each time you come into contact with something potentially contaminated by the virus such as doorknobs, door handles, bathroom fixtures, etc.

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