Don’t Panic, This Is What Pregnant Women Should Do When Positive Covid-19

Suara.com – Pregnant women are among the group that can be infected with Covid-19. The danger if pregnant women are infected, then the risk of worsening can be greater than people in normal circumstances.

This is because the handling and treatment of Covid-19 in pregnant women cannot be arbitrary, because it can risk disrupting fetal growth and development.

Then, what should pregnant women do when they are positive for Covid-19?

Researcher of ILUNI MKK FKUI as well as Medical Expert Dr. dr. Ray Wagiu Basrowi, MKK said that the first step is to recognize the positive conditions experienced by Covid-19. If in a condition without symptoms, moderate and severe, pregnant women can still undergo independent isolation at home.

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“If there are severe symptoms, you still have to be treated in a health facility,” said Dr. Ray in a virtual discussion event, Wednesday (20/1/2021).

Furthermore health protocols must be strictly followed while undergoing self-isolation. Temporarily separate from people who are not infected with Covid-19. It is in this phase that the role of husband and family members support is necessary.

“Do not stress, because that is one aspect, the husband’s support still accompanies the mother, if there are complaints if there is a problem,” explained Dr. Ray.

When positive for Covid-19 and undergoing independent isolation, it does not mean that pregnant women stop consulting their womb and health conditions with an obstetrician or midwife. However, consultations can be done via telemedicine.

“Keep in mind that currently herbal medicines are everywhere. Still don’t choose herbs carelessly, you still have to consult, especially breastfeeding and pregnancy, you still have to consult health care providers to doctors or midwives,” he concluded.

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