Sumary of Pregnancy complications with COVID-19:
- An important new article published in the Clinical Medicine Journal discusses pregnancy complicated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- COVID-19, which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), first emerged in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. Since then, SARS-CoV-2 has infected over 226 million worldwide and caused the deaths of over 4.6 million.
- com Risk factors Pregnancy is considered a high-risk condition for COVID-19. Pregnant women are more likely to have an asymptomatic infection, which makes up 75% of infections during this period.
- Even among those with symptoms, cough and fever were present in approximately 40% of cases, with breathing difficulty and myalgia being present in 21% and 19% of pregnant women, respectively.
- Severe COVID-19 usually occurs with infection in the second half of pregnancy, especially towards the end of the second trimester onwards.
- Those at greatest risk of severe COVID-19 include women who have a higher-than-ideal body mass index (BMI), those over the age of 35, and those who have chronic underlying conditions.
- Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) origins carry over their non-pregnancy risk into this condition.
- This increased risk is likely the result of disparities in health, healthcare, social and economic status, as well as potentially vitamin D deficiency, according to many researchers.