Fear Of Contracting A Disease During Pregnancy?
I want to ask now that I am 14wk pregnant, now my sibling’s child is staying at my house for a few days because I am going to check with the referred hospital and she is sick with respiratory problems but I don’t know what it is. it can be transmitted to my fetus or not because I am worried. thank you
We understand your concern. Pregnant women should indeed protect their bodies so they don't get sick easily. There are many types of respiratory disorders, some are contagious, some are not contagious. Some respiratory disorders are contagious such as tuberculosis, flu, while non-communicable ones are eg asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
We cannot confirm whether your sibling's disease is contagious or not. For this you can ask directly what disease your sibling has and if it is known, you can make new questions again that are more focused on your sibling's disease and how to prevent transmission if the lung disease is contagious. Meanwhile, if the disease is not contagious then you don't need to worry.
In general, for the prevention of infectious lung diseases, you can take the following tips:
Consumption of healthy and nutritious food so that the body's endurance increases. Get enough rest Exercise for pregnant women, for example, pregnancy exercises. Try not to get tired. Take pregnancy supplements from the doctor as recommended by the doctor. Use a mask. Increase home ventilation and room lighting, if possible, when sunlight can enter the house. with a gynecologist Hope it can help you,