So far there are few reported cases in pregnant women. This is why there is little data on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) affects pregnancy. Let’s count what is known so far.
Do I still have to go to pregnancy check-ups?
Yes. You have to do the same number of tests, when they are dated. It may be that each medical center is organized differently. Your centre will tell you what the protocol is. It may be that some visits are made by telephone or other means.
What can I do if I am pregnant to avoid getting infected?
The most important thing is to wash your hands. Very often. Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Don’t touch your face with your hands. Use tissues and throw them away after use. Avoid crowds and public transport. Limit travel to essentials. Limit social relationships.
Am I more likely to get infected if I am pregnant?
You are not more at risk. The virus is known to affect men more than women.
Can the coronavirus seriously affect me if I’m pregnant?
Symptoms of COVID-19 in pregnant women can range from having no symptoms at all to having serious, life-threatening respiratory problems. But symptoms are no more severe in pregnant women than in other young, healthy people.
If I have symptoms of a coronavirus, do I have to go to the hospital to be admitted?
If you have mild symptoms, you can stay home. Follow the advice given by your family doctor or the telephones that have been approved for coronavirus symptoms.