COVID in Pregnant Mothers
Around 0.6% of total number of people infected with COVID were in pregnant mothers and up to 1 in 20 of them may require treatment. The risk of deterioration has been greatly been reduced with the protection conferred by vaccination.
Although vaccination reduces the incidence of hospital admissions and deaths, it does not prevent infections. Physical distancing, double masking, use of face shield and hand hygiene remains important to protect yourself from being infected.
If anyone in your household are confirmed to be positive for COVID-19, it is important for them to self-isolate from you. If pregnant mothers are symptomatic or have significant contact, it is important to be tested, diagnosed early and appropriately risk stratified according to the Category of COVID symptoms.
Click to view WHO video on Pregnancy & COVID
Monitoring at Home
All women who are planned for home quarantine should be given advice on Red Flags (see below), are able to utilise the Home Assessment Tool on MySejahtera App and know when to seek help. You may be considered for Home Monitoring if you fulfil the following criteria;
Tips for Home Quarantine
These are some Red Flag symptoms you should watch out for. If you experience any of these symptoms, please see a doctor or present yourself to your nearest CAC for treatment
According to the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, roughly, two-thirds of pregnant women with COVID-19 have no symptoms at all, and most pregnant women who do have symptoms only have mild cold or flu-like symptoms. But pregnant women who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated are at increased risk of becoming severely unwell if they catch COVID-19, which can lead to them needing intensive care and their baby being born prematurely.
Refer to MySejahtera app for daily updates and advice or see a Doctor if your symptoms worsen
Disclaimer. TELEME blog posts contains general information about health conditions and treatments. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information is not advice and should not be treated as such.
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