CORONAVIRUS DISEASE:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. . People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death. At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. Which is why it was necessary to take proactive actions to break the chain so that less people get affected by this pandemic. Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi took a very firm action of imposing guidelines for national Lockdown for 21 days in India. This is apparently amused to be effective in slowing down the transmission of this disease.

    The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. Common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Rare cases report of diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral. People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.

Some of the guidelines suggested by WHO to prevent the transmission of this disease are listed below:

  • Masks should be worn around people who are near an infected person or by the infected person.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain at least 1 meter distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

Other ways of avoiding this situation is engaging in a healthy lifestyle which includes regular workout, healthy dietary habits, be hydrated, maintain proper hygiene, take extra care of people who have other serious illnesses and stay optimistic.

Frequently asked questions

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.

All research suggests that pregnant women are at low risk of getting absolutely ill more than others, if they develop COVID-19. A large majority of women with COVID-19 only experience mild or moderate symptoms

Follow these tips in order to protect yourself from infections as a pregnant woman:

  • Stay at home and avoid meeting people
  • Wash and sanitize hands frequently.
  • Eat a very healthy diet and strengthen your immunity.
  • Go for regular checkups to your doctor or midwives.
It is always best to deliver at hospital, even in times of pandemic.

Prepare for your delivery and make all arrangements before the due date. It is always best to deliver at a hospital even if it is during the spread of a pandemic. To avoid any risk, deliver at a hospital.

If you are a mother, it is important to protect your child from any kind of virus or infection.

  • Stay home and avoid meeting anyone.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before touching the baby.
  • Sterilize all utensils and articles that you and your baby may come in contact with.
  • Wash your and the baby’s clothes everyday after use thoroughly.

There is no need of wearing a mask and gloves around your baby, if you are not COVID-19 positive. It is suggested to keep adequate sanitization around the baby in order to protect them from the pandemic.

It is suggested to all mothers to feed their baby within 1 hour of delivery and then continue. It will protectthe baby from any infections. Kangaroo care i.e skin-to-skin contact is to be practiced for small [preterm babies. Keep the baby as close to you as possible, it will benefit them alot.

Guidelines for COVID-19 Positive mothers are as followed:

  • Wear a medical mask and gloves while feeding.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before feeding and holding the baby.
  • Clean and sanitize surfaces around you.
  • Keep at least 1 meter distance from others.

Generally, women who are pregnant can travel safely as long as they and their foetus are healthy until 36 weeks of pregnancy. During the spread of the pandemic, it is suggested for pregnant women and all mothers with newborns to stay home and avoid meeting new people. Travelling is not considered safe for pregnant ladies during the spread of pandemic.

If you are still pregnant and test COVID positive then there is no evidence to prove that the baby will also become positive. There is no evidence that claims any risk in pregnancy or baby’s healthif the mother is COVID positive.

Researches suggest that Infants with Covid positive parents are less likely to develop the disease themselves. No serious symptoms are observed in infants until now.
If you are a mother of a newborn, you need to strictly follow the guidelines suggested by WHO that says:

  • Wear a medical mask and gloves while feeding.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before feeding and holding the baby.
  • Clean and sanitize surfaces around you.
  • Keep at least 1 meter distance from others.
  • If you are using a breast pump, try to ask any of your family members to feed your baby with it. But make sure to sterilize the instrument and the bottle.

If you are a mother of a newborn, you need to strictly follow the guidelines for breastfeeding suggested by WHO that says:

  • Wear a medical mask and gloves while feeding.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before feeding and holding the baby.
  • Clean and sanitize surfaces around you.
  • Keep at least 1 meter distance from others.
  • If you are using a breast pump, try to ask any of your family members to feed your baby with it. But make sure to sterilize the instrument and the bottle.

Yes. Radix Healthcare is taking every precaution in order to keep you and your child safe. Our team of doctors, nurses, midwives, and lactation consultants are all focused on keeping you and your baby safe.

Babies at the neonatal stage are vulnerable to infections due to which it is advisable that the baby and youshould be kept separately if you have COVID-19.

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