Corona Virus in Pregnancy
When contacting your doctor with suspected corona virus during pregnancy or with fever and acute respiratory tract, you should first obtain a detailed travel history and have been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Temporary Clinical Guidelines for the Management of 2019 New Corona Virus (2019-nCoV) Patients
Disease Control and Protection Centers (CDC) do not recommend traveling to the People's Republic of China unless it is mandatory due to the current Corona Virus risk.
Corona Virus in Pregnant Women
Currently, little is known about the corona virus, especially in relation to its effect on pregnant women and babies. Therefore, there are no recommendations for pregnant women regarding the evaluation or management of the corona virus.
Based on the limited data available and previous cases of corona virus (SARS and MERS), it can be said that pregnant women are more at risk and have higher disease and mortality than the normal population.
What are the Effects of Corona Virus in Pregnancy?
Although bad neonatal outcomes (eg preterm delivery) have been reported in babies born from COVID-19 positive mothers during pregnancy, this information is based on limited data and it is not clear that these results are associated with maternal infection. Right now ; corona virus (COVID-19)
It remains unclear whether it has passed through the transplacental route to the fetus. There is insufficient data to understand how babies with COVID-19 detected shortly after birth and whether the virus can be transmitted during pregnancy.
Babies born to mothers who are COVID-19 positive should be considered suspicious of the corona virus. Therefore, infants should be isolated according to the Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Perinatal uterine infection (PUI).
What should be done to prevent the Corona Virus from passing on to the baby during pregnancy?
In order to reduce the risk of corona virus causing COVID-19 from transmitting from mother to newborn, facilities should be considered to temporarily separate the mother who has caught the corona virus from the baby (eg, separate rooms). If the facility does not have temporary separation or if they stay in the same room at the request of the mother;
- Physical barriers (for example, a veil between mother and newborn)
- It is necessary to keep the newborn baby at least ≥ 6 steps away from the sick mother.
The infected mother should wear a face mask and pay attention to hand hygiene while feeding or caring for the baby.
Currently, the primary concern is not whether the virus can be transmitted by breast milk, but whether an infected mother can transmit the virus through respiratory droplets during breastfeeding. A mother with suspected corona virus or symptomatic COVID-19 should take all possible measures to prevent the virus from spreading to her baby, including washing her hands before touching the baby and, if possible, wearing a face mask during breastfeeding.
In the limited case series reported to date, there was no evidence of virus in breast milk of women infected with COVID-19; however, it is not yet known whether COVID-19 can be transmitted from breast milk (ie infectious virus in breast milk).
60-95% alcohol-based hand disinfectant (ABHS) should be used for hand hygiene after contact with the patient, materials and even protective equipment, including gloves.
Hand hygiene also includes washing hands with soap and water, which lasts for at least 20 seconds. If the hand is dirty, first wash it with water and soap for 20 seconds and then hand disinfectant is used.