Coronavirus – Does Pregnancy Infect You Increase Your Risk Of Fetal Death?

A new British study examined that a does a coronavirus infection in a pregnant woman increase the risk of death in the fetus or newborn?

However, by examining the data from more than 4,000 confirmed or probable coronavirus-infected pregnant women, the researchers also found that those who tested positive were more likely to have a premature baby.

Researchers at Imperial College London worked with British and American data, and their study was published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Of the 4004 cases examined, 1606 were from the British PAN-COVID database and 2398 from the database of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The researchers found that 12 per cent of British mothers surveyed gave birth before the 37th week of pregnancy, a national average of 7.5 per cent. The American rate was similar. The increase is explained, at least in part, by the fact that doctors were more likely to opt for early cesarean section because of the health of the mother and baby. The researchers explained. The number of spontaneous preterm births was lower than expected.

Previous research has found no association between SARS-CoV-2, a maternal infection of the new coronavirus, and fetal or neonatal mortality. Coronavirus testing was positive in 2 percent of babies in confirmed British mothers, compared to 1.8 percent in Americans. Most of the women studied did not have a chronic underlying disease such as diabetes or asthma.

The pregnant mother does not pass on the COVID virus or the antibody to her fetus


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