The pandemic brings all sorts of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty for an expectant mom in the time of COVID-19. Not too long ago, all that pregnant women had to think about were keeping to their scheduled prenatal checks, making themselves as healthy as possible, and perhaps shopping for cute dresses and maternity clothes.
Today, however, the times have brought a new kind of unease. The health crisis continues to disrupt life as we know it, making the already-challenging season of pregnancy an even more difficult time for the pregnant woman.
Because there’s no book on what to expect when you’re expecting in a pandemic situation, mothers to be must practice vigilance in keeping themselves informed about the outbreak and in learning how to navigate their pregnancy in the face of a still developing and continuously spreading viral enemy.
On top of fears of passing the virus and the resulting disease onto a child after birth, soon-to-be moms also worry about the risks they face, trying to keep their regular health checks to make sure that their unborn baby’s development is right on track.
Fortunately for expectant moms today, modern technology is making things at least a little bit easier by enabling safer prenatal-check-ups that don’t require them to go out of the home and risk infection just to see their physician.
Prenatal appointments can be kept while staying at home through telemedicine or by phoning your doctor for non-emergency concerns as well as those that don’t require physical checks. Where physical tests and clinic equipment are required, pregnant women are advised to take necessary precautions when visiting local clinics—like practicing physical distancing and wearing protective gear when going outside. Doctors are also keeping appointments as quick and short as possible to reduce a pregnant woman’s exposure to coronavirus threat.
Even after child birth, it is also critical for new mothers to continue receiving proper support and guidance from their health professionals. Routine immunizations must likewise be kept, which is why it pays speaking to your healthcare provider about your safest options when it comes to keeping these appointments for you and your offspring. To know more, contact us.