Study finds COVID-19 in pregnant women increases risk of complications, mortality

The results of a study published April 22, 2021 in JAMA Pediatrics found that women diagnosed with COVID-19 during pregnancy have an increased risk of complications and mortality. Pregnant women with COVID had a 22 times greater risk of maternal mortality and four times greater risk of preeclampsia/eclampsia.

Read more about the study here.

The multinational study took place from March through October 2020 and evaluated the risks associated with COVID-19 in pregnancy on maternal and neonatal outcomes compared with not-infected, concomitant pregnant individuals.

The study concluded that COVID-19 in pregnancy was associated with consistent and substantial increases in severe maternal morbidity and mortality and neonatal complications, and recommends pregnant individuals and clinicians strictly implement all recommended COVID-19 preventive measures.