The risk of death in pregnant women is increased by the presence of the coronavirus.
Pregnant or recently pregnant women who are older, overweight, and have pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes tend to have a higher chance of developing severe COVID-19. Pregnant women seem to need more intensive care than non-pregnant women of reproductive age when they experience serious disease.
Pregnant women who get COVID-19 have a higher risk of death, intensive-care stays, preterm birth, and other complications, according to a multi-country report.
Pregnancy induces a number of physiological changes in women that may make them more susceptible to the coronavirus. Vaccinating pregnant women may provide some protection; recent research shows that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe to use during pregnancy.
The findings, which echo smaller research, were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics on Thursday. Women from 18 countries participated in the study, including the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Around 700 pregnant women with COVID-19 and 1,400 pregnant women without it took part in the study. It was funded by the University of Oxford's research fund, where the lead authors work.
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