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Since pneumonia often starts off as the flu or cold, you might experience common symptoms like a sore throat, jead ache and body aches. Pneumonia has much worse symptoms than this.
Symptoms of pneumonia during pregnancy (maternal pneumonia) may include:
◼ breathing difficulties
◼ chest pain
◼ a cough that gets worse
◼ excessive fatigue
◼ loss of appetite
◼ rapid breathing
The symptoms of Maternal pneumonia don’t generally differ between trimesters. But you may be more aware of symptoms during later stages of your pregnancy. This may be due to other discomforts or irritations you might be facing.
𝑪𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒏𝒆𝒖𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂 𝒊𝒏 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒈𝒏𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒚
Pregnancy puts you at higher chances for developing pneumonia. This is mainly due to the natural immune suppression that happens during pregnancy. This happens because your body works even harder to support your growing baby. Pregnant women may be at the risk of developing flu. They may also have reduced lung capacity. This makes them more susceptible to complications like pneumonia.
You may be at an increased risk of contracting pneumonia during pregnancy if you:
◼ are anemic
◼ have asthma
◼ have a chronic illness
◼ work with young children
◼ are frequently visiting hospitals or nursing homes
◼ have a weakened immune system
𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒅𝒐𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓
You should call your doctor as soon as you start experiencing any of these symptoms. The longer you wait, higher are the risks for complications.
The flu is often considered a ‘precursor’ to pneumonia, especially while you are pregnant. If you have pneumonia, you may need to report to your doctor in order to prevent the infection from getting worse.
You may need emergency medical attention if you experience :
➖ pain in your belly
➖ chest pain
➖ breathing difficulties
➖ high fever
➖ vomiting that lasts for 12 hours
➖ dizziness or faintness
➖ lack of movement from the baby (most noticeable in second and third trimesters)
𝑪𝒂𝒏 𝒑𝒏𝒆𝒖𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂 𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒅𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒈𝒏𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒚 ?
👉🏻 Severe or untreated cases of pneumonia can lead to a variety of complications in pregnant women.
👉🏻 Pneumonia may also cause complications with babies that include:
🔴 premature birth
🔴 low birth weight
🔴 respiratory failure
When left untreated, maternal pneumonia may be fatal for both the mother and baby.