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‘Number of pregnant women contracting COVID-19 increasing’

Mayen Jaymalin – The Philippine Smartly-known person

January 21, 2022 | 12: 00am

MANILA, Philippines — Scientific doctors are seeing a excellent rise within the probability of pregnant ladies folk getting infected with the coronavirus illness within the closing several weeks.

This modified into confirmed by each the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) and the Philippine Society of Maternal and Fetal Capsules (PSMFM) in a digital briefing the day gone by.

“Talking from my non-public journey within the closing 10 weeks, all my patients are COVID certain,” said Dr. Carmela Madrigal-Dy, PSMFM president.

Dr. Maria Julieta Germar, POGS Scientific Consensus and Working Team chair, said there’s no such thing as a authentic recordsdata yet, but a variety of their admitted pregnant patients on the Philippine General Sanatorium in Manila examined certain for the infection for the reason that begin of the one year.

“Increasingly extra of them are certain, but a variety of them are what’s called ‘incidental certain’ – they felt no symptoms or had a tender symptom adore a frosty then examined certain,” Germar said.?She also clarified that loads of the pregnant ladies folk who examined certain for COVID-19 were confined within the well being facility this potential that of alternative clinical reasons.

Dr. Marilyn Dee, POGS president, said hospitals are requiring pregnant ladies folk to receive examined for COVID-19 and, surprisingly, a variety of them grew to change into out certain.

Thanks to this pattern, doctors are encouraging pregnant and lactating ladies folk to receive themselves vaccinated and boosted for their very dangle and their babies’ protection.

With the exception of for the Russia-made Sputnik V, all available vaccines in opposition to COVID-19 are apt for pregnant and lactating ladies folk, doctors said.

They disputed the misconception that COVID-19 vaccines can reason miscarriage and infertility.

“As shown by many experiences, COVID vaccines are confirmed apt at some level of being pregnant and for breastfeeding mothers,” said Dr. Sybil Lizzane Bravo, Philippine Infectious Illness Society in Obstetrics and Gynecology president.

She even pointed out that vaccines were confirmed to form protection in opposition to COVID-19 infection for as a lot as six months for infants born to vaccinated mothers. – Pia Lee-Brago

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