If you’re pregnant, current evidence suggests that the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) to you and your baby is very small.
But we’re still learning about coronavirus (COVID-19). Pregnant women are considered an at-risk group until there’s more evidence about how it affects them and their babies.
One of the best ways to care for your baby during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is to keep looking after yourself.
What can pregnant mums do to protect themselves from COVID-19:
- Keep up with your antenatal appointments
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser (e.g. before and after eating, and after going to the toilet)
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues and dispose of them straight away; wash your hands afterwards
- Cough or sneeze into your (flexed) elbow
- Cough away from other people
- Stay more than 1.5 metres away from people when out in public
- Clean and disinfect things that people touch a lot, like phones, doorknobs, and counters
- Rest, eat healthy food and get some physical activity to help boost immunity and wellness
Practise ‘social distancing’, which includes:
- Avoiding crowds and mass gatherings where it is hard to keep a reasonable distance from others (about 1.5m)
- Avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces
- Trying to keep 1.5m between you and other people where possible (for example, when out in public)
- Don’t shake hands, hug or kiss
- Stay away from vulnerable people, such as those in aged-care facilities or hospitals, babies or people with weakened immune systems
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The team at Dr Farag’s focus is to support the community during this challenging time to keep all our mums and mums to be safe, heathy and calm.
If you’re pregnant and you’re concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact the friendly and experience team at Dr Farag’s clinic, call 4324 1992.