As Doulas, we try to prepare our clients as best as we can for the upcoming birth of their babies. Good preparation helps for easier & shorter labor
The coronavirus is a virus that occurs in different varieties. It gives flu kind of symptoms, they are called: COVID-19. The symptoms look like the “normal” flu. Often people respond with mild symptoms but some people can become very ill.
Now the corona virus spread quickly around, it’s better to wait to receive visitors after the baby is born.
Don’t receive visitors if:
Can I receive visitors in the hospital?
Normally yes, but for now since the corona virus is spreading around only you and your partner are allowed.
Is the corona virus dangerous for the newborn baby?
Because of skin to skin and cuddles with the baby, it’s potential possible to infect the baby with COVID-19.
The illness causes the same symptoms as by adults. The symptoms for children seems however very mild. Admitting into a hospital or death is not common. This occurs especially under elderly people who already have health issues.
Advice to follow if you still has visitors visiting you and your baby:
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By: Nathalie Grolleman
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