All you need to know about the vaccination if you're pregnant

Source :IANS
Author :IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021, 14:00:20hrs
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Before taking the decision of taking the vaccine, it is advisable that pregnant women should talk to their gynaecologist and take their opinion whether they should take their vaccine shot or not and if yes, then which vaccine. Make things clear with your doctor and then proceed on to book your slot.

Inform your gynaecologist you are going for the vaccination.

The day before vaccination, keep yourself hydrated, get 8 hours sleep and have a light meal just before going for the vaccination.

Wear loose clothes especially on the arms so that vaccines can be given easily.

If you have any history of prior allergic reaction to any medication then make sure to tell the concerned authorities at the centre.

While at the centre follow all Covid protocols like wearing a double mask, don't touch the front part of the mask, don't touch surfaces, maintain social distance.

After taking the vaccine, wait for at least 30 minutes, because most of the adverse effects appear in the first 30 minutes.

After going home if you experience any symptoms like fever, body pains, headaches, joint pains then take paracetamol after informing your gynaecologist.

If you have a sore forearm then applying a heat pack will provide a lot of relief.

Continue your supplementation of iron, calcium along vitamin E and vitamin D to recovery faster.

Rest the entire day and keep yourself hydrated the day you get your vaccination.

If you are in your last trimester then take a note of fetal movements. If anytime you feel that fetal movements have decreased rush to the hospital immediately.

If mild symptoms don't subside or become worse immediately contact your gynaecologist

(Dr. Amodita Ahuja Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon and infertility Specialist)

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