Covid-19: Women urged not to have children until a better moment
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In Brazil, women are urged not to have children until the worst of the pandemic is over. According to the authorities, the current variant appears to affect expectant mothers more than earlier versions of the coronavirus.
The number of deaths from coronavirus in Brazil is increasing every day. On an average, about 66,000 new cases are being defected in the country every day. At the same time, the number of deaths is increasing.
“If it’s possible, delay pregnancy a little until a better moment,” a health ministry official, Raphael Parente, said during a news conference on Friday.
He said the recommendation was partly due to the stress on the health system but also due to the more easily transmissible Brazilian variant known as P1.
“The clinical experience of specialists shows that this new variant acts more aggressively in pregnant women,” Parente said.
Previously, Covid-19 cases during pregnancy were focused on the final trimester and birth, whereas lately there have been more serious cases in the second and occasionally first trimester, he said.