Ask The Expert: Managing Pregnancy and Birth in a Pandemic
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Written by Team ParentCircle and published on 19 September 2020.
Dr Aruna Kalra, an experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist, answers your questions and concerns on handling pregnancy and birth during the pandemic.
I am expecting my second child in December. I am worried about my baby and I contracting COVID-19 during my delivery and postpartum care. So I am considering home birth, with a midwife coming to my house to assist in my birth. (I had a low-risk first pregnancy and I just turned 30.) What are the key things I should keep in mind if I opt for this route? Arpitha, ChennaiYou should consult your gynaecologist to find out if home birthing is advisable in your case. Consider the following points before deciding on a home birth:Let a trained midwife visit your house prior to your actual delivery and survey the best place for delivery. The instruments she uses should be sterile.Your gynaecologist should be accessible at the time of delivery.Ambulance services should be kept ready in case of any emergency.I am pregnant with my second child and have just.