Covid Infection during Pregnancy increases Serious Health Risks: Study


eMediNexus    18 January 2023

According to a study published in the journal BMJ Global Health, COVID-19 is a threat during pregnancy. According to the study, pregnant women who have COVID-19 infection are seven times more likely to die. They are at a significantly elevated risk of being admitted to an intensive care unit or suffering from pneumonia. Similarly, researchers from the University of Washington observed that COVID-19 during pregnancy also increases the risk of admitting the baby to intensive care.


The lead author of the study stated that the findings of the study underscored the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination for all women of childbearing age. However, she also added that more than 80 nations still do not recommend that all pregnant and breastfeeding women obtain the COVID vaccination, despite the very real health hazards.


The study results showed that, in comparison to uninfected pregnant women, pregnant women with COVID-19 infection had more than three times the risk of being admitted to an intensive care unit.


Several studies have shown that COVID-19 can affect breathing, and in extreme situations, patients need artificial ventilation to survive. In COVID-19 infection, the risk of thromboembolic illness (blood clots), which can cause pain, swelling, and other potentially fatal complications, is more than 5-fold higher. Meanwhile, the risk of developing pneumonia, a potentially fatal consequence of COVID-19, is around 23 times higher. 


(Source: https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=1040701 )

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