Pregnant women across the country experienced the prospect of giving birth during the PID-19 epidemic. CTVNews.ca spoke with Dr. B Anthony Armson, executive director of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC), answers questions that pregnant women may have about the new disease.
Here is a summary of the SOGC on the disease and how it may affect pregnancy and childbirth: (Note: The interview took place on March 25. Check out the SOGC for the latest information about COVID-19 and pregnancy.)
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Q: What are the risks in contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy?
The least expensive information we got was from China, where several dozen pregnant women contracted COVID-19.
The bottom line is that, according to this data, pregnant women who contract COVID-19 are less likely to have adverse events, or worse or more at risk than non-pregnant women. son.
Along with pregnant women, there is always a history of anxiety that they may be at higher risk for developing emotional problems. But that doesn’t happen with COVID-19.
This is unlike SARS or MERS, another coronaviruses, in which pregnant women have a higher risk compared to women without children.
Q: TIP-19 transmission from mother to fetus (called vertical transmission)?
Based on the limited data we have, there is no known risk or transmission of COVID-19 from mother to child in utero.
Also, for mothers with COVID-19, there was no evidence of higher rates of miscarriage or miscarriage.
There have been several recent reports on preterm birth. But it is not clear from the record whether preterm birth is a decision the physician has made or arises.
Q: If both the mother and the child are both healthy, is there special protection for the parents to protect the infant from infection?
At this time, the SOGC does not recommend separating children from mothers. And women who choose to breastfeed should do so, as long as they are taking contraceptives, such as cleansing.
However, in these present times of physical inequality, it is necessary for new mothers, fathers and infants to avoid contact with each other.
Q: Birth centers all over the country have changed their rules for guests. How is this any different than the cover-19?
Although every hospital has its own rules, prior to contagion, many hospitals allow a small number of families to support a woman throughout her career.
Now, many births have reduced the number of promoters allowed in the unit to one. That has become the norm for women who want a C-segment or a product to go through forcibly.
Notes: Pregnant women should check with their hospital or birth center to find out what changes are being made to foreign visitors.
Q: March 24, many hospitals in New York City have issued a policy that pregnant women cannot have a sponsor in the delivery room with them, meaning not have a partner, spouse or family. Can this happen in a Canadian hospital?
Clearly, the New York City issue has become more aggressive. They have taken every step they can to reduce the risk of infection.
The SOGC needs to have the necessary evidence to take that step, as the mother-in-law’s lack of support in the workforce has a huge impact. He needed some pretty solid evidence to support that before the SOGC approved it.
Q: What would you say to make sure that pregnant women in Canada at this unknown time?
There are incredible plans to go to 24/7 to make sure (the hospital) is well prepared and safe for mothers and their children in the middle of the outbreak.
SOGC is in constant communication with other obstetrical organizations and professionals to ensure our recommendations are consistent.
In every department, great care is given to the step-by-step plan, how to keep each mother and baby through their labor and delivery.