Mary Wong on Covid-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is on the top of everyone’s minds today, including those in Toronto Canada. Although it is a virus much like influenza, very little is known about it which leaves many people feeling more than a little anxious. This is especially true of women who are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant in the near future.

Coronavirus, like other viruses, is caused by bacteria that enters the body. Antibiotics are not effective for treatment, however the good news is that while an extremely low number of pregnant women have been affected, those who have been experience only mild symptoms. Covid-19 is transmitted through the air, typically by the mouth, eyes, or nose when touched by hands tainted with the virus. This is why hand washing is so important.

It is important to know that if you are pregnant, Coronavirus cannot be transmitted to your baby via blood. As of now there has been no increase in miscarriages attributed to Covid-19. Women who are concerned about fertility treatments or pregnancy should practice the same safety precautions as everyone else – wash hands often, avoid touching your face, practice social distancing, self isolate, cough into your elbow.

Some of you may have heard that the virus can remain active on various surfaces for a certain period of time such as 72 hours on plastic or stainless steel, etc. While this is important to know, more critical is that we take the necessary precautions to prevent becoming infected. While the media does its best to provide updated, current information concerning Coronavirus, you should also be aware that some outlets dramatize the situation to an extent that incites fear and anxiety. No doubt this pandemic will affect the mental health of countless people as we become more isolated which can result in depression, even panicking. Acupuncture is a natural treatment that not only supports fertility, but significantly reduces anxiety and depression.

At Alive Holistic Health Clinic in Toronto we want you to know that we are here for you, and we believe in building close relationships with our clients. Fertility specialists and primary care physicians around the world are taking essential steps to support your physical and mental/emotional health which may include virtual or phone consultations along with office visits.

Your health and safety is our top priority.. We at ALIVE Holistic Health are currently ironing out kinks to look at ways to serve your needs while adhering to the recommendations set out by the federal government and Ministry of Health. We want to be available to you during what is the most difficult time in recent history. Our goal is to help you enjoy good health and peace of mind.

For starters, we have created two events,

Connection, calm and control in challenging times.

The first event is Tuesday March 31 3pm EDT for all who are currently trying to conceive.

The second event is Tuesday April 7 3 pm EDT for everyone on the planet who need some calm, advice, and community in times of uncertainty.

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Since most of us are at home for the next little while here are a bunch of links for those of you with kids to explore while at home!

Here is a virtual field trip that you can take with kids – think of the things you can see from the comfort of your home.

Here’s link to some art colouring books that can be Downloaded

Here’s a list of education offerings for online learning

Free virtual resources for kids

28 days of activities for kids:

As we continue to be in isolation and social distancing these are a few things I’ll be looking at to keep busy!

Take a class from the Ymca they’re doing Facebook live classes by going on to YMCA‘a Facebook or social media links to find classes.

Take a virtual tour of some museums from around the world from the comfort of your couch!

Here’s some plays on stage that you can watch from home!

Watch Ripleys Aquarium and swim with the sharks:

Here are some free online courses for a month:

Free online Ivy League online courses: