Mohammad A Salameh WCMQ
In a time of uncertainty and fear spread by the current pandemic, your concerns as a pregnant woman are very valid. It is normal to have a lot of questions about the virus and it is also normal to be concerned at times. When looking for answers, you can find yourself learning something new and perhaps different every day! Getting the right information from the right sources is the best way of protecting yourself and your baby.
The easiest way to obtain counseling is from your doctor, as well as the Ministry of Public Health. In fact, you can find a document released by the Ministry of Public Health on Guidance for Pregnant Women and New Mothers. The document answers a lot of the common questions and these include:
– Can COVID-19 cause problems for a pregnancy or the baby?
– If you are pregnant, how can you protect yourself against COVID-19 ?
– Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?
– Can I touch and hold my newborn baby if I have COVID-19?
You can also contact the toll-free Qatar MOPH Hotline 16000 if you have specific concerns. Additionally, you can find Information about COVID-19 on our website. This way, you get the information that you need to protect yourself and feel relaxed while sparing yourself a lot of confusion and unnecessary fear.
Lastly, it is important that you reach out to others for support during this time. Your mental wellbeing is very important for you and for your baby, and our mental health staff, as always, are here to help.