Feto Maternal Outcome of Infected Pregnant Women with COVID-19 in Basra
Keywords:COVID-19, Pregnancy, Maternal outcomes, Fetal outcomes
AbstractBackground: The corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic health disaster leads to high morbidity and mortality rates all over the world. The literatures concerning effect of COVID-19 disease on pregnancy outcomes are limited. Aim of study : To evaluate the effect of COVID-19 on pregnancy during the antenatal, intrapartum & postpartum maternal and fetal-neonatal outcome among infected women . Patients and methods: A prospective observational study done in Basra Teaching Hospital in Basra government/ south of Iraq during the period from 1st of March, 2020 to 28th of February, 2021 on sample of one hundred pregnant women infected by COVID-19.The data were collected by direct interview & filling a previously prepared questionnaire. The diagnosis of COVID-19 disease in pregnancy and severity categorization was done by physician according to Iraqi Ministry of Health guidelines for diagnosis. Results: The COVID-19 severity in pregnant women was classified into; mild (60%), moderate (26%) and severe (14%). 68% of participants had good final outcomes & 32% of them had poor outcomes. 66% of fetuses of participants had good final outcomes & 34% of fetuses had poor outcomes. Conclusions: The COVID-19 in pregnancy leads to significant poor maternal & fetal outcomes.
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