The impact of Covid-19 on the world has been unprecedented. For expecting mothers during these turbulent times, there could be a mixture of fear, elation, stress and sadness all wrapped up in your emotions. You probably want to stay calm for the sake of your baby’s health and your own mental health but we understand if you’re freaking out right now.
There have already been cases of some infants and toddlers contracting Covid-19 from their infected mothers. Sadly, there’s also been news of an baby under the age of one succumbing to the disease as well. Meanwhile, data on whether pregnant women have more or less severe reactions to the new coronavirus are unclear.
There are still so many unanswered questions about being pregnant during the pandemic. Dr Christopher Chong, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Gleneagles Hospital, tries to quell some of those fears by tackling our most pressing questions: