Unvaccinated pregnant women are more at risk of complications due to Covid-19

JawaPos.com – A study recently published in Nature Medicine magazine revealed that unvaccinated pregnant women are more likely to be hospitalized if infected with COVID-19.

“Covid-19 in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of certain pregnancy complications of preeclampsia, premature birth and stillbirth,” according to the magazine.

“SARS-CoV-2 infection rates and Covid-19 vaccination in pregnant women in Scotland”, using data from an 11-month observation of 87,000 pregnant women in Scotland from December 2020-October 2021.

The study also noted that pregnant women did not appear to be more susceptible to the virus than non-pregnant women, finding that pregnant women are “at high risk for severe COVID-19.”

Researchers also found that “pregnant women exposed to SARS-CoV-2 were more likely to be admitted to critical care, use invasive ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and also die.”

From December 2020-October 2021, 2,364 babies were born to mothers who contracted Covid-19 during pregnancy. “From that number, as many as 2,353 babies were born alive, with 241 of them born prematurely,” he continued.

Editor: Dinarsa Kurniawan

Reporter : Antara

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