Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist at Siloam Hospital Kebon Jeruk Jakarta, Kathleen Juanita Gunawan, said that during the pandemic, pregnant women should stay at home as much as possible, except go out to control the womb to the hospital.
According to him, examinations at the hospital still need to be done in order to maintain the health of the mother and her womb. However, pregnant women need to implement one thing, namely the discipline of adhering to strict health protocols.
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“Don’t let this Covid-19 condition, mothers be afraid to check their pregnancies, especially in the last three months before delivery which will have an impact on the health of the fetus in their womb. But as much as possible stay at home, except go out to check the health of the womb,” said Kathleen quoted from the official website of the Task Force. Covid-19, Thursday (15/10).
He explained that pregnant women with a low risk of pregnancy should do pregnancy checks at least six times, namely when the pregnancy is under 3 months, the second trimester is around 7 months, and above 7 months until delivery.
High Risk Pregnancy
Meanwhile, high-risk pregnant women such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, need to check more frequently to ensure the health condition of the womb.
The same thing also needs to be done by pregnant women who have a history of previous pregnancy risks. Among other things, babies who die in the womb, are born prematurely or have growth problems, need to be checked more frequently.
Kathleen said that until now there had been no recommendations on the safest way to prevent Covid-19 during childbirth. However, he continued, various indications were still being made to prepare for action.
“The indication is whether there are symptoms in pregnant women or babies that must be taken,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Pediatric Specialist at the Jati Padang Jakarta Charles Regional General Hospital said that children also have the same risk as others.
In fact, Charles said, children are more susceptible to exposure to the corona virus because of their limited knowledge, especially on the use of masks.
“Children are more vulnerable because they don’t know how to use masks,” said Dr. Charles.