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Florence Myersabout 1 year ago

What are the implications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during pregnancy?

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about 1 year ago

Implications of COVID-19 during Pregnancy • A pregnant woman must not be excluded from life-saving interventions during COVID-19 infection unless there is a potential danger. • There is no clinical evidence to prove that pregnancy increases susceptibility to COVID-19. • Travel guidance for pregnant women is same as they are for everyone. Upon evaluation, it is necessary for a pregnant female to provide travel details of last 2 weeks. • The vaccine for COVId-19 has been launched for trial. However, the risks and effects of vaccine in pregnant females remain unknown. • When booking appointment for labor, the pregnant women must provide details about signs and symptoms of COVID-19, travel history and any respiratory distress. In case of suspected or confirmed case, the patient must not be allowed to wait among other patients seeking medical care. All measures for infection prevention and control must be implemented. • Management of COVID-19 in pregnancy - Early isolation - Control procedures - SARS-CoV-2 tests - Oxygen therapy - Avoidance of fluid overload - Empiric antibiotics (to combat risk of secondary bacterial infection) - Early mechanical ventilation - Delivery planning under protocol

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