The joy of motherhood. In Russia, the rules for managing women before childbirth have changed. Doctors are more likely to treat patients online. And for a while I had to forget about partner childbirth. Olga Zhemchugova, the correspondent of MIR 24, found out how they help mother and child to be healthy.
This kid does not yet know what a self-isolation regime is. And my mother hopes that soon she will be able to walk without limit with the stroller in the fresh air. Olga was six months pregnant when measures to combat coronavirus were introduced in Moscow. The walks had to be canceled. At the reception - wearing a mask and gloves. And the birth did not go as planned.
“We gave birth to the first baby together with dad, so, of course, we wanted to give birth to the second with dad too, so that dad would be present at this event. Unfortunately, dads are not allowed to give birth, so we had to put up. Well, that's the situation. We took it calmly,”said Olga Andreeva, the mother of the newborn.
Dads and, in general, any relatives are now not allowed in either the maternity hospital or the antenatal clinic. They can only be on duty under the windows. All this to minimize the risk of contracting coronavirus.
“I would like to get, well, it’s impossible now, but before that I had time, I got there. And now all this is only in a remote format, according to the photographs that my wife shows me,”said future father Dmitry Karlov.
A pregnant woman is at risk of infection, like everyone else. To reduce this risk, antenatal clinics increased the intervals between visits so that patients intersect as little as possible in the corridors. If necessary, the doctor communicates with the expectant mother by phone or online.
“Most often, if a mother is sick with COVID-19, children are born absolutely healthy. Since a COVID-19 hospital has been opened in our institution, girls with COVID-19 are giving birth and COVID-19 patients are being observed, we did not have children with coronavirus from mothers with coronavirus. But these publications exist, and usually in newborn babies it is easy. It is very rarely a difficult situation,”said the head of the first obstetric department of pregnancy pathology at the N. N. IN AND. Kulakova Christina Gladkova.
Many perinatal centers have opened special departments for pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19. “Firstly, the hospital monitors the condition of the pregnant woman, the condition of the baby. If there are manifestations of pneumonia, antibacterial drugs are prescribed, which are allowed during pregnancy,”said Kristina Gladkova.
Such patients are now, for example, observed in the center of obstetrics, gynecology and perinatology named after Kulakov. They do not contact healthy people. At the same time, they are provided with the necessary care.