8 Tips for a Safe and Comfortable Pregnancy Amid the Omicron Spread

Jakarta – Mothers, since COVID-19 first emerged in late 2019, scientists have been studying the effects of the virus and its variants on different population groups, including pregnant women.

A variant that has recently emerged is the Omicron. Experts believe that the Omicron variant spreads more quickly and easily to other people, even if infected people are vaccinated or are asymptomatic.

However, based on the data summarized so far, the Omicron variant turns out to cause milder symptoms when compared to the Delta variant, Bunda.

A person infected with Omicron shows symptoms such as sore throat, cough, body aches, fever, runny nose, sneezing, and fatigue. Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite are also symptoms of this new variant, Mother.

Pregnant women are at risk for several complications from COVID-19 and a cytokine storm that can adversely affect the developing fetus.

“It’s still not known whether the Omicron variant causes more severe illness in pregnant women than other COVID-19 variants,” said Sherry Ross, MD, Obgyn and women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. page Very Well Family.

Quoted from the same page, Charles Bailey, MD, a medical director for infection prevention at Providence Mission Hospital and Providence St. Hospital. Joseph in Orange County, California, added that there is currently no reason to suspect that the Omicron variant poses a greater risk to pregnant women than the previous variant.

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Vaccination can reduce the risk of being exposed to this variant, because the vaccine can reduce the severity of infection in pregnant women. In addition, vaccines can also reduce the risk of complications arising from COVID-19.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is also safe for pregnant women and their babies. Vaccination can make the mother build antibodies that can even provide protection to the baby. Various studies have shown that the vaccine does not cause complications during pregnancy or have any impact on the baby’s health, fertility, or menstrual changes. Pregnant women should not skip vaccinations altogether,” said Dr Pratima Thamke, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar, as quoted from the page. Hindustan Times.

In addition to vaccines, the following tips from Dr Thamke must be followed by pregnant women in the midst of the Omicron outbreak. Check it out on the next page, Mother.

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