If you get COVID-19 during pregnancy, you’re more likely to have an emergency delivery
COVID-19-positive pregnant women are more likely to have emergency births and delivery problems, according to research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 annual meeting on October 9.
According to the study authors, “Given the evolving nature of COVID-19, it is critical for hospitals to share their experiences of how patients with COVID-19 are treated and how it affects patient outcomes.”
“We wanted to provide insight into a single institution’s experience on how labor and delivery may be affected by the virus as well as the baby’s condition after birth,” they added.
The study looked at pregnant women between the ages of 16 and 45 who had tested positive for the coronavirus and were admitted for delivery between March and September 2020.
There were 101 individuals in the trial, 31 of whom developed symptomatic infections.
42 percent of those surveyed reported fever, 39 percent had a cough, one-quarter had shortness of breath, about 20 percent had muscle discomfort or chills, and around 10% had chest pain.
Dr. Eran Bornstein, the vice-chairperson of obstetrics at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, told Healthline, “We do know now that women who are pregnant are more susceptible to get COVID-19, and that the course of the disease is more likely to be severe.”
“So, although most young women will have a mild disease or no disease at all, pregnant women are definitely at more risk to have a severe course of the disease: more likely to die, more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit,” he added.
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