In several regions in Indonesia, awareness of the importance of malaria prevention is still relatively low. In fact, there are quite a lot of victims caused by malaria, even pregnant women. This is because the type of parasite that can ride on the body of pregnant women which can be very dangerous is the type of plasmodium falciparum.
The danger of malaria can affect anyone, including pregnant women, although the level of danger to pregnant women will increase because pregnant women often experience changes in physiology, hormonal changes and even changes in the amount of body fluids. These factors can increase the risk for pregnant women who being in suffering can even attack you and the fetus.
Conditions that make it even worse during the first and second trimesters are due to the favorite part of the malaria parasite, namely the placenta, which is one of the sources of fetal growth, namely fetal food. Even the empty parts will be filled with malaria parasites so that these parasites will interfere with the fetus’s food channel so that the fetus’s eating tract becomes smaller and also partially damaged. As a result, the food ration to the fetus will be divided and disrupted, resulting in hampered fetal development.
Do you know, what are the dangers caused by pregnant women with malaria? Pregnant women who are attacked by malaria will result in stunted fetal growth. Even in severe conditions it can cause miscarriage due to the parasite Plasmodium falciparum which often results in contractions of the uterus. Meanwhile, if the condition of fetal development can survive in the womb, it will cause interference with body weight when the baby is born. Not only is the danger of malaria in pregnant women, babies can be a medium for carrying malaria infections in their bodies.
Therefore, it is better if you first identify the symptoms that appear when you have malaria. Even though the symptoms that occur are difficult to detect because it is only felt when a victim who is stricken with malaria has stepped on a fever that does not stop for two weeks, even if the malaria lasts a month, it can be detected that can store the malaria parasite in the patient’s liver. This is a condition that can cause the sufferer to become weak and the symptoms will be visible to the sufferer. Besides being able to interfere with the health of the patient, malaria will spread to the surrounding people through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito which can be contagious for a long time, and can even infect prospective sufferers more quickly.
So that handling must be done quickly and precisely for malaria sufferers. This is related to the impact of the risk of being transmitted quickly to pregnant women. For pregnant women who experience symptoms of malaria which are marked by rapid fatigue, pale, yellow accompanied by an increase in body temperature, pregnant women are urgently advised to consult a doctor through a blood test. This is to be able to find certainty so that the doctor will perform blood tests every 12 hours in the laboratory.
For pregnant women who suffer from malaria will have difficulty handling it because the malaria drugs in pregnant women will endanger the fetus. There must be special tips in administering drugs for consumption by pregnant women. Thus, pregnant women who suffer from malaria symptoms should see a doctor immediately. Administration of drugs with appropriate doses and handling to reduce fluids in the body of pregnant women must be done immediately. Also consult the additional nutritional value so that the calories needed must be sufficient with the risk of growth and embryo growth can be reduced.