Malaria in pregnant women poses significant risks to both the mother and the developing fetus. It increases the chances of severe anemia, maternal death, miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight, and neonatal mortality. Pregnant women should take precautionary measures to prevent malaria, such as using insecticide-treated bed nets, taking antimalarial medications recommended for pregnancy, and seeking prompt diagnosis and treatment if they develop malaria symptoms. Interventions targeting this vulnerable population, such as intermittent preventive treatment and regular antenatal care visits, are crucial for reducing the impact of malaria on pregnant women and their babies.
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