Pregistry Newsletter- April 13, 2020

INTERNATIONAL REGISTRY OF CORONAVIRUS EXPOSURE IN PREGNANCY (IRCEP)

TRACK YOUR PREGNANCY, BE INFORMED, AND CHAT WITH OTHER MOMS

Now you have a place where to find all the information you need on COVID-19 and pregnancy. Learn more here!

ALL ABOUT

OXYGEN IN PREGNANCY AND COVID-19

You know that oxygen is a gas that we must breathe all the time to stay alive, but what is the story of oxygen in connection with pregnancy and with the COVID-19 pandemic? In both cases, the answer has to do with the lungs, with the cells that carry oxygen in your blood, and with the trillions of cells in your body that use the oxygen in order to harness energy from numerous other chemicals. Let’s begin the discussion with some background on oxygen and air and then ease our way into pregnancy and COVID-19 as they relate to oxygen. Read more here!

EXPERT REPORT

AORTIC DISSECTION DURING PREGNANCY

Pregnancy puts you at a higher risk of having a cardiovascular event like a thromboembolism (a blood clot that travels to another part of the body), a heart attack, or a stroke. There are other, much more rare cardiovascular events that you are at increased risk for as well. One of those rare events is aortic dissection. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!

LAST WEEK’S TOP BLOG

COVID-19 AND FEVER DURING PREGNANCY- TREATMENT OPTIONS

According to a UK study, fever is the most frequent symptom of mild and moderate Covid-19. Fever or pyrexia is an immune response. When a harmful pathogen is introduced into your bloodstream, the hypothalamus of the brain is activated. It releases chemicals that cause heat generating effects by two mechanisms. The first mechanism is prevention of heat loss by constriction of blood vessels on the skin surface. If less blood is flowing near the skin surface, less heat will be emanated into the environment. Read more here!

PREGISTRY FEATURES 

SOCIAL FORUMS

Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Social Forums. This is your place to interact with fellow pregnant women, friends, health care professionals, and Pregistry staff. Most forums are public and open to all, others are private to protect your confidentiality and to provide you with a safe environment to ask and discuss any issues that are important to you. Learn more here!

Pregistry’s vision is a world in which all pregnant women and their health care providers have the accurate information they need to successfully treat medical conditions that occur during pregnancy and ensure the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. 
Sarita Balaban
Sarita Balaban is an undergraduate student at Touro College Los Angeles. As a Digital Marketing Associate, Sarita edits Pregistry's weekly newsletter and designs images for our social medial channels.

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