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Many women are traumatized after recovering from Covid-19 – VnExpress


Every day, an obstetrician and gynecologist – Tam Anh General Hospital answers about 25-30 cases of women worried about post-Covid-19 and the possibility of re-infection.

Doctor Nguyen Ba My Nhi – Director of the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology – Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, informed that up to now, the hospital has not recorded cases of severe complications after Covid- 19. 19. Common symptoms: prolonged fatigue, anxiety, stress, insomnia, menstrual changes… This group is called psychological changes. However, Dr. Pediatrics said that this condition is also caused by many different causes such as: physiological changes due to pregnancy, insomnia or trouble sleeping in the last months of pregnancy, stress when having difficulties. hardships in life…

The second group is more severe, that is, many women are obsessed, fearing serious consequences after being diagnosed with F0. Even this mentality persists even after recovering from the disease. They are obsessed with serious progress, the risk of death as the cases have been reported during a serious epidemic in mid-2021.

“Many women call us asking if they should get 4 or 5 shots of the Coid-19 vaccine? How to be safe for mother and baby? What are the complications in the post-Covid-19 period?… Almost they do not dare to go anywhere, do not go to antenatal care or gynecological examination according to appointment, making it difficult to manage pregnancy and gynecological diseases, not to mention, in addition to pregnant women, women who intend to become pregnant In the near future, I also often call many times a day to the hospital’s hotline because of these concerns,” said Doctor My Nhi.

BS.CCII Nguyen Ba My Nhi is counseling pregnant women. Photo: Thuy Nguyen

Doctor Nhi informed, Covid-19 has gone through the most difficult and terrifying period. People who have witnessed the death of a loved one during this period may be more traumatized than others. Therefore, doctors through the Covid-19 consultation call center always accompany them to answer questions, reassure them, and help them balance their psychology.

To protect their health, in addition to medical advice, women, especially pregnant women, need to adhere to the 5K, maintain a regimen of rest and adequate nutrition, screen for diseases, control Regular pregnancy checkup. Viral infection in the first 3 months of pregnancy is also a concern, so doctors always encourage women to be proactive in getting vaccinated against some diseases before becoming pregnant such as measles, mumps, Rubella, flu,. ..

Currently, experts are recommending that pregnant women should be vaccinated against Covid-19 at the right time. The scientific data available so far on Covid-19 disease and pregnancy show that the rate of miscarriage, fetus with malformation… there is no difference between the two groups of pregnant women with and without Covid. -19. The rate of preterm birth may increase when the mother has a very serious and critical Covid-19 disease, especially when the mother has not been vaccinated against Covid-19. Therefore, vaccinations for diseases before becoming pregnant, including some vaccinations during pregnancy such as Covid-19 or flu are recommended.

“When should I get pregnant after being infected with Covid-19?”, before this question, Doctor My Nhi shared, currently there is still no exact answer as well as specific international or national medical guidelines. . However, to ensure mental and physical health, you can rest, stabilize your spirit and health. It is possible to get pregnant again after one to several weeks of healing. Depending on each case, women can go to a pre-pregnancy health check-up for doctors to advise and support further.

Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) lists more than 200 symptoms lasting more than 2 months after contracting Covid-19 (post-Covid 19). In addition, a number of small studies on reproductive health in men, showed that nCoV reduced sperm quality in 37% of the study population. However, the condition can return to its previous state after 1-6 months. In Vietnam, there are currently no published studies on the effects of Covid-19 on reproductive health.

Doctor My Nhi also shared, men should not be too worried about this, because current studies also show that over time their reproductive health will recover, men can see male doctors. department for further examination and advice.

Le Nguyen

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