You just found out you’re pregnant!! What an exciting time! Or you may be feeling uneasy, apprehensive, not uncommon when you first find out you’re pregnant. Add onto that the COVID-19 pandemic, and you’re probably worrying more than you would normally. Generally, pregnancy can be a very healthy time of your life. But, your immune system may not respond as well when pregnant, making you susceptible to certain infections, such as COVID-19.
So what do you need to know about COVID-19 and pregnancy? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pregnant individuals need to follow the same precautions as the general population.
Wear a face mask, keep tissues available, use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).
Limit contact with people as much as possible.
If you are feeling sick or have these symptoms, call your healthcare provider:
Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Some of these symptoms can be pregnancy-related; however, don’t assume; contact your healthcare provider if you have concerns.
Keep ALL of your prenatal appointments. (If you don’t have an OB/GYN, Midwife, Family practice provider yet, make an appointment as soon as possible).
Make sure you have a 30 day supply of all your medications.
Additional information can be obtained from the CDC.
(And if you have challenges that you find difficult, know that we at Think Healthcare Solutions are here to help. We can support any of your challenges through Life Coaching, Medical Advocate, and Medical Record Review.)