You may have been planning to get pregnant this year and right from choosing the names to getting the baby room ready! But that was before COVID-19 hit the world! Things are quite different now, and you may have a lot of questions about whether to go ahead with UR plans of having a baby this year.
Since there is no official guidance regarding the time of pregnancy, it’s a personal choice. Only you and UR partner can decide whether you want to start trying to conceive a baby. The coronavirus pandemic shouldn’t change that! Moreover, since we are not aware of how long COVID-19 will be around or when a vaccine will be available, those women who have no health concerns and those who can manage the emotional and financial challenges involved should go ahead with their plans to get pregnant.
Before the pandemic too, women were advised by their doctor to get underlying health conditions like heart disease, or diabetes checked before trying to get pregnant. These diseases can cause complications and can also increase UR risk of COVID-19. Therefore, you need to get yourself thoroughly checked. Furthermore, prevention of contracting the virus should be UR utmost concern. So, avoid places that are crowded and maintain social distance. Ensure anyone you enter UR home wears a mask, washes their hands and maintains six feet distance from you.
We understand that the recent coronavirus news is unsettling and may cause some anxiety. Pregnant women are more prone to stress which can lead to feelings of isolation and depression too. This can result in an unhealthy pregnancy and can also make it challenging to take care of a new-born baby. So, before you get pregnant, make sure you speak to your doctor about effective ways to manage your anxiety during pregnancy. Follow up with UR doctor appointments and use telemedicine services as far as possible. Only visit the hospital for physical examinations and UR ultrasounds. Take extra precaution to be safe.
Online consultation may be an excellent option for women who are trying to conceive. But keep in mind to stay safe when you have necessary in-person visits. Also Remember maintaining distance, limiting guests, frequent cleaning and using protective equipment is very important! Ensure UR environment is well screened and avoid persons showing any symptoms of the virus.
If you’re nervous, ask UR doctor what they’re doing to keep you safe and make sure you feel assured about the proactive steps they are taking. It’s not asking for too much. As the virus is still new, we don’t know much about any effects it may have on pregnancy. Moreover, There is no particular evidence to suggest that coronavirus increases the risk of miscarriage at any phase of pregnancy, including in the first few weeks.
There are no such cases of the virus passing to the baby during pregnancy or birth too. However, there is evidence that vertical transmission may be possible. However, There’s no evidence to indicate that the virus affects the development of the baby in the womb. Additionally, the virus has not yet appeared in breast milk.
All the same, women are seriously thinking about whether this is the right time to try to get pregnant. Of course, the answer will be different for every individual. So, try to relax your mind because comparatively, pregnant women do not appear to be more likely than the rest of the public to get the virus.
Prioritizing good nutrition, exercising, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep for pregnant women is very important and can help with anxiety and stress. We also recommend taking a break to focus on yourself or UR loved ones. Whether you’re meditating, exercising or curling up with a good book to read, try to make a little time for these activities of self-care. It truly helps UR well-being.
There’s never an ‘exact’ time to start a pregnancy journey. Choosing to conceive during this pandemic is a personal one, and everyone will have different feelings about it. But whatever choice you make, bear in mind that doctors and frontline workers are working hard to ensure that you and UR baby is healthy and supported and that the experience remains a joyful one!
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