Doctors know that viruses can cause complications in pregnancy and now they are racing to understand the effect of Covid-19. So far there is evidence of risks, but they may not be as severe as the complications from influenza and some other viruses.
Pregnant women are more vulnerable to infections due to changes in the immune system during pregnancy as well as factors such as shifts in the respiratory system. … Read More
In a new study published in JAMA, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital have examined the association between a positive SARS-CoV-2 test during pregnancy and complications in mothers and their newborn babies. Almost two out of three pregnant women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were asymptomatic and the researchers found no higher prevalence of complications during delivery or of ill-health in the neonates. However, preeclampsia was more common … Read More