What you need to know
- However, the overall risk of serious illness is lower, with pregnant men and recently pregnant women having a higher risk of developing serious illness from Covid 1 than non-pregnant women..1
- Certain underlying medical conditions, and other factors, including age, can increase a person’s risk of becoming seriously ill or a newly pregnant person.
- Pregnant women with COVID1gn are also at risk for preterm birth (delivering a baby before 37 weeks) and may be at higher risk for other adverse pregnancy outcomes.
- Pregnant and newly pregnant people and people who live with or meet them need to take steps Protect yourself from getting sick with COVID-19.
Pregnant and recent pregnant (At least 2 days after the end of pregnancy) COVID-19 is more likely to cause serious illness than pregnant women.1- 1-3 Changes in the body during pregnancy that increase the risk for serious illness from respiratory viral infections such as COVID-19 continue after pregnancy. For example, the increased risk of developing blood clots in pregnancy may continue after pregnancy and increase the risk of serious illness, such as the incidence of H1N1 influenza in newly pregnant people.
Seriously ill This means that a person with COVID-19 may need:
- Intensive care
- A ventilator or special devices to help them breathe
People with COVID-19 who are seriously ill can die.
Some factors can increase the risk
Other factors may further increase a person’s risk of experiencing serious illness from COVID-1, such as having certain underlying medical conditions or being older than a certain age.3 People with underlying medical conditions should continue to follow the treatment plan prescribed by their healthcare provider.
Living, learning, working, playing, and worshiping pregnant and lactating women in places also affects health risks and consequences, such as getting sick or becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. For example, people who are pregnant and work in places where they cannot be kept away from sick people are at risk of becoming ill, such as health care providers, and are more likely to get seriously ill from COVID-1. Prolonged systemic health and social inequalities put pregnant women from certain ethnic and racial minority groups at risk of contracting COVID-1.
Understanding additional factors that may put pregnant and new pregnant women at increased risk can help them decide what precautions to take to prevent infection.
Pregnant women with COVID-1 are at risk for preterm birth2,. (delivering a baby before 37 weeks of delivery) and without COVID-1 may be at increased risk for other adverse pregnancy-related outcomes. Other poor pregnancy outcomes, such as miscarriage,2 Has been reported.
This is especially important for those who are pregnant and newly pregnant, and those who live with or visit them should take steps to protect themselves from COVID-19.
There is no risk of zero infection, so it is important to know how to keep it as safe as possible. Consider your own personal situation And the risk is for you, your family and your community when deciding whether to go out or not. Make sure you and the people living with you are taking action Protect Yourself.
The best ways to protect yourself and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 are:
- Consider the COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions about vaccination.
- Whenever possible you should limit your personal interactions with people within your family who may be infected with COVID-19 or may be infected with COVID-19.
- Take steps to prevent COVID-19 from occurring When you communicate with others.
- Ignore Places to fly in bad weather.
- Wash your hands Often if soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 0% alcohol.
- Leave hands without washing your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Dig in and cover the inside of a bowl or bone with a fork and cover. Then wash your hands.
- Surfaces and things you clean with soap or detergent.
- Keep a supply of at least cription0 days of prescription and nonprescription medications. Talk to your healthcare provider, Insurers, or pharmacists to get more supplies (for example, more than days0 days) of prescription medications as much as possible, to minimize your visits to the pharmacy.
If you are pregnant or just pregnant You can get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you have questions about getting vaccinated, talking to your healthcare provider can help, but not necessarily.
If you are pregnant and have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
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If you decide to get vaccinated, you will be able to do some of the things you missed out on due to the epidemic once you have been fully vaccinated. Learn more about what you can do When you are fully vaccinated.
- Keep all your healthcare appointments during and after pregnancy. Visit your healthcare provider for all recommended appointments. If you are worried about going to your appointment because of COVID-1 of, ask your healthcare provider what steps they are taking to keep healthy patients away from being sick or asking about telemedicine options. If you need help finding a healthcare provider, contact your nearest hospital clinic, Community Health CenterExternal icon Or Department of Health.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about how to stay healthy and take care of yourself and your baby.
- Ask questions about the best place to deliver your baby. It is always safe to rescue your child under the care of trained healthcare professionals.
- You should talk to your healthcare provider if you think you are experiencing it Depression during or after pregnancy.
- Take the recommended vaccines during pregnancy. These Medicine Can help save you and your baby.
- Get it A flu vaccine Every year You and others living in your home should be vaccinated for your own protection and yours.
- Get it Whooping cough (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy To protect your child from whooping cough, which may have similar symptoms to COVID-19. The CDC recommends that all women receive a Tdap vaccine for each pregnancy.
- Call your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about your pregnancy or if you are sick or think you may have COVID-19.
- Do not delay emergency care due to COVID-19. Emergency departments have steps to prevent you from getting COVID-1 if you need care. If you need emergency help, call 911 11.
- Let them know if you are pregnant or just pregnant and have an emergency. If someone else is driving to the emergency department, call while you’re on the road. If you have to drive yourself, call before you start driving.
If you experience any, seek medical attention immediately Immediate Maternal Warning Warning Signs and Symptoms (For example, no headaches, dizziness or after pregnancy). These symptoms can indicate a potentially life-threatening complication.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, Contact your healthcare provider within 2 hours, and Follow the steps to make you feel sick.
- If you or anyone you know COVID-19 emergency warning signs (For example, breathing problems, constant chest pain or pressure, new confusion, inability to wake up or stay awake, pale, gray, or blue skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone), Call 11 11 or forward to your local emergency facility.
- Inform the operator that you are taking care of someone who has or may have COVID-19.
- If you feel you have been in contact with COVID-1, contact your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, contact your nearest Community Health CenterExternal icon Or Department of Health.
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