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. However, a small number of pregnant women can become unwell with COVID-19. Pregnant women who catch COVID-19 may be at increased risk of becoming severely unwell compared to non-pregnant women, particularly in the third trimester. Pregnant women have been included in the list of people at moderate risk (clinically vulnerable) as a precaution.

Pregnant women should follow the latest government guidance on staying alert and safe (social distancing) and avoid anyone who has symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. If you are in your third trimester (more than 28 weeks’ pregnant) you should be particularly attentive to social distancing.Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.

Most common symptoms:- fever- dry cough- tiredness

Less common symptoms:– aches and pains- sore throat- diarrhoea-

conjunctivitis- headache- loss of taste or smell rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

Serious symptoms:- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath- chest pain or pressure- loss of speech or movement

Dr. Rimmy Singla said that expecting moms should strictly adhere to protocols like social distancing, personal protection, and staying at home to help prevent the exposure,”know the answers to some important questions from Dr. Rimmy Singla, Director Radiance Hospital Mohali, Director Singla Mediclinic, Mohali Punjab.

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