Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (2021-05-01)

Relationship of COVID-19 with pregnancy

  • Umme Salma

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 60, no. 3
pp. 405 – 411


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COVID-19 a pandemic disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus, which has been emerged in Wuhan city China from early December 2019 which subsequently spreading globally. As a consequence of the physiological adaptive changes and immunosuppressive condition during pregnancy are more susceptible to respiratory tract infection and pneumonia that perhaps makes them more at risk to COVID-19. There is scarce information available on COVID-19 pregnancy and no reliable evidence for vertical transmission. It is a concern that newborns are risk from postpartum contamination. Meanwhile, there was no vaccine and specific therapeutic drugs for COVID19. The Multidisciplinary team will manage by close supervision, isolated negative pressure room, and routinely fetal monitoring. The timing and mode of delivery depend on the critical condition of the mother and fetal. The newborns need a14 days period of precautionary isolation. In the present study, addressed the most recent data on 149 pregnant women and 96 newborns with typical symptoms and planning of management which response to COVID-19 that will help for frontline doctor to the management of COVID-19 associated pregnancy and newborns baby. Repeated testing, contact tracing and self-isolation will assist to control the spread of SARS-CoV2 infection and COVID-19 disease until specific vaccine and pharmaceuticals drugs of COVID-19 are available.