A comprehensive, well researched and objective article in The Hindu today outlines the advice given by ICMR to pregnant women.
The main points are –
Emerging evidence suggests that transmission of the novel coronavirus from mother to baby can take place antenataly or intrapartum. There is no evidence as yet of breast milk carrying the virus.
Pregnant women with heart disease are at greater risk of COVID-19 related complications.
Mental health issues in relation to the coronavirus is a concern. Increased anxiety and depression has been reported. Also, the incidence of domestic violence has risen.
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