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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Pregnancy: A narrative review

Author(s):

Mandana Zafari*, Mohammad Taha Saadati Rad and Fatemeh Mohseni  

Abstract:


A novel viral respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-C0V-2), is responsible for a pandemic situation in the world. Pregnant women are susceptible against this virus due to physiologic changes of immunologic system. Some adverse pregnancy outcome such as; death, still birth, preeclampsia, intra uterine fetal distress may increase in infected pregnant women. Infected women should be isolated and investigated and they should admit in a designated hospital with adequate facilities and multi-disciplinary expertise to manage them. Some adverse neonatal complication such as; Small for Gestational Age, Large for Gestational Age, shortness of breath, thrombocytopenia with abnormal liver function, rapid heart rate, vomiting and pneumothorax may increase in affected neonate. This study reviews the problems and guidelines of covid-19 in pregnancy. The limitation of this study was; we didn’t conduct systematic review among studies were done in pregnancy and COVID 19.

Keywords:

COVID-19, Pregnancy, Pandemic, Childbirth, Delivery, women

Affiliation:

Health Reproductive Research Center, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Sari, Department of Nursing and Midwifery Science, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari



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