Pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 have increased risk of emergency deliveries and their babies are more likely to need NICU admission

Pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 have an increased risk of emergency deliveries and their babies are more likely to need NICU admission

Daily Mail, October 9, 2021

Pregnant women who contract symptomatic cases of COVID-19 are much more likely to suffer emergency complications or have babies who need intensive care, a new study suggests.

Researchers from UTMB looked at more than 100 mothers-to-be who were diagnosed with the virus. “Given the evolving nature of COVID-19, it is critical for hospitals to share their experiences of how patients with COVID-19 are treated and how it affects patient outcomes,” the authors wrote. “We wanted to provide insight into a single institution's experience on how labor and delivery may be affected by the virus as well as the baby's condition after birth.”  Other international news outlets also reported on the study.