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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Effect of COVID-19 on pregnancy and childbirth


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Author Details : Priyanka Samji*, Manoj K R

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 296-299


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Abstract

Considering the significance of ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, it is important to study the effect
of coronavirus on pregnancy. In this review, different case studies of COVID-19 pregnant women from
various hospitals of China are discussed. The symptoms of pregnant women with COVID-19 pneumonia
were mainly fever and cough and except one study, there is no evidence for vertical transmission in
late pregnancy. Though the conclusions from the discussed studies are limited by the small sample
size, it is believed that the findings discussed in this review are important for understanding the clinical
characteristics. As SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus, not much is known about its effects and it is difficult to
get definitive answer for the treatment. To summarize, there is no evidence to suggest that pregnant women
are more likely to contract the virus and SARS-CoV-2 might not get transmitted from the mother to the
neonate.

Keywords: Coronavirus, Miscarriage, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, SARS, SARS-CoV-2.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijogr.2020.065

How to cite : Samji P, Manoj K R, Effect of COVID-19 on pregnancy and childbirth. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2020;7(2):296-299

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