Covid-19 is also known as Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The novel coronavirus is a new strain, not previously identified in humans. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the latest discovered coronavirus. There are special concerns about Covid-19 and pregnancy.
People can get COVID-19 from others who have the virus through inhaling small droplets from people with COVID-19 who cough or sneeze or through touching contaminated surfaces.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe. others. The symptoms include a combination of:
Covid-19 and Pregnancy
Pregnant women are not more at risk of catching Covid-19 or suffering from the more severe disease than other adults of similar age.
There is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted to the unborn child during pregnancy, or during childbirth. however, it can be transmitted from another adult to the newborn,
There is no evidence that breast milk can be transmitted via breast milk. Hence breastfeeding is still encouraged. If a mother is positive of Covid -19 she should take certain precautions :
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