Do pregnant women consider a high-risk group?
Yes, Pregnant woman is considered as a high-risk group and that’s why all pregnant woman must pay attention to while following preventive measures and general recommendations, such as – regular hand washing for at least 20 seconds, use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth completely, do not touch the face, keep a distance and categorically avoid meeting places.
Is there an increased risk of complications if a pregnant woman is infected with covid 19?
According to a November 2020 study by the American Centers for Disease Control, conducted on 409,000 women, of whom 23,500 were pregnant, found that pregnant women had 3 times higher risk of complications, hospitalization, and a 25% higher risk of premature birth or early termination of pregnancy. These rates increase if a pregnant woman has a high mass index, gestational diabetes, hypertension, high reproductive age, etc.
What are the ways of transmission from a mother infected with Covid 19 to the fetus?
According to current data, there are no cases of vertical (placental) transmission from mother to fetus (November 2020 studies) The main transmission path is close contact.
Covid 19 and breastfeeding
There are currently no studies confirming the presence of the virus in infected breast milk, although these studies are limited.
The blog was written By Nino Imerlilshvili