Pregnant women hailing from developing economies are more likely to suffer from poor maternal health due to fewer educational and employment opportunities than their male counterparts.
If you have been planning to get pregnant, now is certainly not the time to do so as pregnant women and infant children are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19, says a doctor.
The outbreak of coronavirus is worrisome enough, the extended nationwide lockdown while stressful for many people, especially pregnant women, is for their better protection.
Pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity.
In the last year, 21,757 Russian citizens have entered Argentina, including around 10,500 pregnant women and "the numbers have been increasing in the last few months,” Carignano said.
A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which analysed 400,000 women aged 15-44 with COVID-19, showed that pregnancy increases the risk of severe illness if they catch the virus.
For the study, published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the team analysed survey responses from more than 160 pregnant and post-partum women.
Use of higher doses of aspirin poses various risks depending on the stage of pregnancy.
"I need a doctor or a midwife. What if something happens to my child?" Fahmidah told AFP. Like Fahmidah, five-months pregnant Saira Bibi is desperate for a doctor — she has been experiencing shooting pain along the side of her belly.
Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said over 100,000 skin-related, 101 snake bites and 500 dog bites have been reported so far among flood affectees. She said other cases, including respiratory diseases, were on the rise in Sindh.