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Protect Yourself, Your Baby from Coronavirus!

Thu 16 Apr 2020 | 01:10 AM
Pasant Elzaitony

There’s no doubt that the whole world is worried and stressed about the coronavirus pandemic, the curfew and the mandatory quarantine.

Without doubt, pregnant women are the most stressed during these hard times seeing as they do not only have to worry about their health and protection but also their babies too.

However, according to Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant, Dr. Samar Ahmed Nafady, there is no reason for pregnant women to worry as long as they are taking care of themselves by eating healthy, exercising regularly and following the official safety precautions that include washing the hands regularly, avoiding crowded places, following the curfew and keeping everything clean and sanitized.

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Dr. Nafady announced that it is important for pregnant women to work on keeping their immune systems strong by eating more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Also by avoiding foods like cinnamon, chili peppers, processed meat and soft drinks.

The consultant emphasized on the importance of the prenatal visits to insure the well-being of the mother and baby. She also confirmed that there is no reason for the mothers to fear the visits seeing as all the obstetricians are working during the legally approved times, are not breaking the curfew and are following all of the announced safety precautions.

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Nafady also pointed to the fact that a lot of doctors and hospitals are now offering telehealth services. Unfortunately, these services are only available for simple questions and enquiries. Seeing as online examinations and prenatal visits are inaccurate and can lead to misunderstandings.

Finally, it is important for all of us but especially for pregnant women to keep our spirits high, stay hopeful and have faith in god.

By Sara Goda