The data showed that 12.6% of surviving children in hospitalized women with Kovid-19 in the study were compared to the 10% of births seen in the general US population in 2018.
CDC researchers wrote in the study, “In this study, preterm births are about three times more likely than pregnant women at birth.”
The study, published on Wednesday, included data from 598 hospitalized pregnant women with Kovid-19 in 13 US states between March 1 and August 22. More than half of the 54.5% women were asymptomatic after hospitalization. Data shown.
Of the women in whom symptoms were visible, 16.2% ended up in the intensive care unit, 8.5% required invasive mechanical ventilation, and two women, or 0.7%, died. The study stated that none of the heterosexual women required intensive care, requiring mechanical ventilation or death.
Pregnancy losses occurred for 2% of all pregnancies that were experienced by both hospitalized and symptomatic and asymptomatic women, data show.
Of the pregnancies that led to live babies, 8 to 23.1% of diseased women reported preterm deliveries compared with asymptomatic women, data show. In the live births, two newborns died during the hospital stay – both born to diseased women who required invasive mechanical ventilation.
There were some limitations of the study, in which the data were only on pregnant women who were hospitalized, and the reason for hospitalization was unavailable for about half of the women in the data – who were hospitalized for reasons of pregnancy. Limits the ability to distinguish between causes related to Kovid-19.
The researchers wrote, “Pregnant women and health care providers should be aware of the potential dangers of severe COVID-19, including severe pregnancy outcomes.”
This is not the first time that the association between preterm birth and Kovid-19 has been identified.
President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Drs. Edward Morris said in a statement, “While the risk for pregnant women from coronovirus is low, the findings of this study highlight specific risks for pregnant women.” “Pregnant women are included in the list of people at moderate risk as a precaution and pregnant women should continue to follow the latest government guidance on social distortions and avoid anyone with symptoms of coronovirus.”