Women and newborn health in COVID-19 time

Conteúdo atualizado em: 22/04/2024

Vaccines against COVID-19 pregnancy and lactation

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy and lactation:
I'm pregnant. Should I get vaccinated? Is there safety data for pregnant women? If I decide to get vaccinated during pregnancy, does it matter when I get vaccinated? I've heard that some people have had reactions after vaccination. Are they dangerous during pregnancy? If I decide to get vaccinated during pregnancy, will this vaccine also protect my baby against COVID-19? I am breastfeeding. Should I get vaccinated?


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Mental and perinatal health and COVID 19

Group care by the health team for pregnant women and their partners to establish an affective, sensory and psychological bond between mother, father and fetus; prepare for childbirth; and help parents develop their future roles.

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Vertical transmission of infectious diseases

The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from one generation to another. It includes transmission in utero or intrapartum by exposure to blood and secretions, and postpartum exposure via breastfeeding.


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Pregnancy and COVID-19

There are still many questions about the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on pregnancy, fetus, delivery, and newborn.

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Maternal death due to COVID-19

ThePAHO epidemiological alertperiodically updates data on the incidence, prevalence and mortality of pregnant women due to COVID-19



PAHO Epidemiological alert

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Sexual and reproductive care

Sexual and reproductive health care services were severely affected during this pandemic, leaving unmet needs for, among others, the distribution of contraceptives and the monitoring of sexually transmitted infections.
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Newborn care

Newborn care suffered, like other areas, the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19. There are many immediate, medium and long-term questions to be answered.


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