Antenatal care, care at birth, and breastfeeding during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Published

2020-03-31

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i01.005

Keywords:

COVID-19, Corona Virus, Antenatal Care, Breastfeeding, Obstetric Care

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Review Article

Authors

  • Ranjitha Ranganathan University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi
  • Amir Maroof Khan University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi
  • Pragti Chhabra University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi

Abstract

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared by the World Health Organization after it has gripped many countries of the world. The exponential increase in the number of cases has resulted in panic and confusion among healthcare workers and the vulnerable population. Pregnant and lactating mothers are a vulnerable group and need evidence-based advice to protect the health of the mother and the child. Healthcare workers can play an important role in dispelling the myths and misconceptions among pregnant and lactating mothers regarding COVID-19, if they are equipped with scientific information on antenatal care, care at birth, and breastfeeding. This review attempts to summarize the published evidence related to antenatal care, care at birth and breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ranganathan R, Maroof Khan A, Chhabra P. Antenatal care, care at birth, and breastfeeding during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 31 [cited 2022 Oct. 4];32(1):15-8. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1405

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