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Pregnancy and childbirth during Corona

In the first quarter of 2020, many mothers were preparing to hold their children. Some are only weeks away from birth. Then, the epidemic broke out. Suddenly, mothers couldn't take anyone with them on their way to doctor visits and even childbirth. In this case, mothers preparing to have children during the epidemic; without entering a maternity ward, began to be protected from the virus during breastfeeding, worried about many issues. This, in turn, triggered symptoms of anxiety disorder and depression. A woman, when she gives birth, needs to hold the hand of someone she cares about there and tell them that everything will be fine. In addition to the fear of infecting the virus itself and the global epidemic that each of us is dealing with, you may feel more anxious October than anyone else these days. Whether you're preparing for your first or fifth baby, the complications associated with COVID-19 are enough to cause concern for everyone... However, being in quarantine hinders the usual path of things, adding new pressure to an already highly emotional state. So, what path should it take to bring a baby into the world with the least possible anxiety? 


You may need to consider looking for a new doctor to help you during the remaining days of pregnancy. Take the time you need to find a doctor and make sure you find a doctor you feel comfortable with. Even if you continue with the same doctor, your experience will now be different. The Protocols of all hospitals have changed. The number of people who were in a practice at the same time was limited. In addition, we are behind masks to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus. However, an optimistic and useful doctor's examination can be performed by taking prior appointments and necessary precautions. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Find out which tests must be performed and which tests can be postponed until you are a little more relaxed. Face-to-face talks in a planning where there is less, talk to your doctor about what you can do to avoid missing anything. Staying positive and do your best to focus on your main goal, childbirth. Could your mother, who plans to be there at birth, be there by video decry? Or are you also thinking of joining the home birth stream? 


Many mothers preparing to have babies are hesitant to make a doctor's appointment, as they take measures such as paying attention to social distance while out. These days, it may take longer than usual to get a doctor's appointment to track your baby's development. We're going through a period where pregnant women see their doctors less. Many hospitals implement very different protocols than before. Experts advise mothers to get information from their doctors about what options they can access. After your child is born, it is important to seek professional support from your doctor, including routine vaccinations. Ask your doctor about your baby's health and the safest ways to get these appointments for you.


We do not yet know whether coronavirus infected the baby in the womb during pregnancy. Studies have shown that it is not found in breast milk, vaginal fluid or cord blood. So far, it has also not been detected in amniotic fluid and placenta. The best thing you can do in the process; COVID-19 take all necessary precautions to minimize risk. However, if you are pregnant, have just given birth and feel sick, you should immediately consult your doctor and follow his recommendations. 


Ask your doctor where the safest place is and how precautions should be taken for different situations. The measures to be taken will vary according to different health conditions and different hospital protocols. In some countries, such as America, we are going through a period when the current of home births is rising. These days, we're seeing more and more women giving birth at home. In the Netherlands, hotel rooms are being made safe for a woman to give birth accompanied by a midwife. So your mother doesn't have to go to the hospital to give birth. However, this is not the case for every country. Giving birth at home; at risk of a possible complication during childbirth, it may delay your access to the hospital's emergency department. For the safest option for you, it is important to talk to your doctor, who supports you throughout your pregnancy. 


Although policies vary between hospitals, it is believed that as long as measures such as wearing a mask and washing hands are taken in the maternity ward, a relative who will support the expectant mother should be present.Dec. In some hospitals, we find that the partner is not allowed into the maternity ward and this worries mothers. In epidemic days, it is normal to want to reduce the number of people next to the expectant mother during childbirth. Because we're in a period where contact needs to be reduced. You can get information from your doctor and the relevant hospital about who may be with you when you go into labor. 


Having a plan for childbirth gives the expectant mother a greater sense of control. This, in turn, can help reduce anxiety and anxiety. However, your current situation may vary depending on where you live. Among the issues that you will worry about are who to call when the birth begins, Who to provide support during the birth, where Dec. As for those who will be supported and family members, it may be useful to determine in advance what restrictions will be placed on childbirth in the hospital. Experts; 
•    Exercise, 
* Doing breathing exercise, 
* Getting a new hobby, 
* Get online therapy when needed, 
• It recommends doing simple activities that can help you relax, such as participating in online groups where you can talk to other pregnant women. In the process, focus on taking care of yourself as best you can. Eat a healthy and balanced diet, drink plenty of water, put your hands on your stomach and enjoy your pregnancy! 

 


When it comes to your birth plan, it's important to ask your doctor all the questions you have in mind. Experts recommend asking the following questions:
• Will I be at risk of COVID-19 in the hospital? Is there anyone else there infected with the virus?
* How do you separate COVID-19 patients from others?
• Will there be enough protective clothing for health workers?
• Am I allowed to take someone with me?
• Can I keep my baby with me?
• Can I breastfeed my baby?
• Am I allowed to give birth normally or am I going to have a caesarean section? If so, why is that?

 

Learning the answers to these questions will help you reduce your worries about giving birth during the epidemic period and relax by taking the necessary measures in preparation for childbirth. 
 

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