Feto Maternal Outcome of Infected Pregnant Women with COVID-19 in Basra


  • Muhsin Hussain Alsabbak Senior lecturer Consultant Gynecologist, College of medicine-University of Basra
  • Shahad Fikrat Abdulkareem M.B.Ch.B., College of Medicine-University of Basra
  • Ahlam Sachit Desher C.A.B.O.G. Basra maternity & children hospital, Basra. Iraq


COVID-19, Pregnancy, Maternal outcomes, Fetal outcomes


Background: 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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