Maintain Fitness, Pregnant Women Must Do Physical Activities and Sports – Pregnant women need to maintain fitness so that pregnancy and childbirth run smoothly, even though the pandemic is still threatening Indonesia.

“When a mother-to-be is pregnant, it is highly recommended to move and carry out normal activities to maintain her fitness. The difference is that the implementation of health protocols is much more considered and efforts are made to avoid fatigue,” said a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at the Bamed Bintaro Clinic, Dr. Nurida Memorisa Siagian, SpOG in a press release, quoting ANTARA.

Sports activities are also carried out such as walking, yoga, and pregnancy exercises. But before doing yoga and pregnancy exercise, must go through the approval of the doctor who handles it first.

Nurida said, during the pandemic, many couples plan to postpone pregnancy. In fact, preparing for pregnancy or undergoing pregnancy is not harmful to the fetus.

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Illustration of a pregnant woman jogging.  (Envato Elements)
Illustration of a pregnant woman jogging. (Envato Elements)

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing for pregnancy or currently undergoing pregnancy are not harmful to the fetus. This is because there are no studies showing the transmission of COVID-19 from mother to fetus,” he said.

Even so, Nurida reminded, pregnant women are one of the categories at high risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and have a broad risk of inflammation if pregnant women have been exposed to COVID-19.

For this reason, preparation before pregnancy, during pregnancy, until before delivery with a pregnancy program is very important in order to create a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Basically, the patient examination for prospective mothers and prospective fathers is still the same for undergoing a pregnancy program. However, a more detailed health assessment will be carried out so that the risk of disease can be avoided and later a healthy pregnancy can be realized.

“In carrying out the pregnancy program (promil) a husband and wife must carry out a physical examination directly with an obstetrician and obstetrician,” said Nurida.

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