April 6, 2020

Dr. Rimmy Singla gives information about Covid-19 and Pregnancy

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Dr. Rimmy Singla provides information about Covid-19 and its effect on pregnant women and infants.  Dr. Rimmy Singla to answer all common questions about COVID19 & Pregnancy.

Q: Could Pregnant lady pass coronavirus to her baby?

A: As this is a new virus, there is limited evidence about caring for women with coronavirus infection in women when they have just given birth. A small number of babies have been diagnosed with coronavirus shortly after birth, so there is a chance that infection may have occurred in the womb, but it is not certain whether transmission was before or soon after birth. Your Doctor will maintain strict infection control measures at the time of your birth and closely monitor your baby.

Q: Will I be able to breastfeed my baby if I have suspected or confirmed coronavirus?

A: Yes. There is no evidence showing that the virus can be carried in breastmilk, the well-recognised benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of coronavirus through breastmilk.

The main risk of breastfeeding is close contact between you and your baby, as if you cough or sneeze, this could contain droplets which are infected with the virus, leading to infection of the baby after birth. Few safety measures before breastfeeding:

  • Wash your breasts before giving every breastfeed.
  • Wash your hands before touching your baby, breast pump or bottles.
  • Try to avoid coughing or sneezing on your baby while feeding at the breast.
  • Consider wearing a face mask while breastfeeding, if available.
  • Follow recommendations for pump cleaning after each use.

Helpline number for getting any information about Pregnancy and Covid-19

91-9815500448, 9815507974

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