COVID-19 symptoms, long-term effects and recommendations for confirmed cases

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

COVID-19 in Pregnant Women

If you are pregnant and you've been infected with coronavirus, or if you have symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19, you need to consult your primary care physician. Pregnant women infected with coronavirus are at risk for blood clots, especially if have additional risk factors, so you may receive clot-preventing treatment.

According to the information gathered so far, it seems that the virus is not transmitted to the fetus through the uterus and it does not affect the rate of miscarriages or congenital malformations. However, an increase in the rate of pre-term births and need for C-sections has been observed among pregnant women with risk factors who have been infected during the second or third trimester.

Breastfeeding With COVID-19

If you are sick with COVID-19 and you breastfeed, you can continue breastfeeding, since the virus is not transmitted by breast milk. Before breastfeeding, make sure that you sanitize your hands and your breast and cover your nose and mouth with a mask. Even while you are not breastfeeding, you can continue to take care of your baby, but it is important to wear a mask and maintain optimal ventilation in your environment.

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