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Covid-19 treatments and vaccines must be evaluated in pregnancy.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2377
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Abbas-Hanif A, Modi N et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - Covid-19 treatments and vaccines must be evaluated in pregnancy.|2021|Abbas-Hanif A,Modi N,Smith SK,Majeed A,|

COVID-19 and Novel mRNA Vaccines in Pregnancy: An Updated Literature Review.
https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16973
BJOG : an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaeco... Joubert E, Kekeh AC et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, has affected the world on a pandemic scale resulting in catastrophic outcomes and deaths. Currently, there is limited safety data specific to mRNA vaccine use in pregnant or lactating individuals and the potential risks to a pregnant individual and the fetus are unknown. We report an updated literature review of current information and evidence av...

Maternal medicine: Calling for improved research quality.
https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16965
BJOG : an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaeco... Ovadia C, Nana M et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - Asthma is the commonest chronic medical condition reported in pregnancy, affecting more than 10% of pregnant women (Flores et al., J Asthma 2020;57:693-702) and is associated with worse outcomes in pregnant women with COVID-19 and influenza. However, the quality of results that Xu et al. were able to produce, is limited. Of the 20 studies identified by the systematic review, 90% (18) were judge...

Changes in Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Unit...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.29560
JAMA Network Open; Sun S, Savitz DA et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - Changes in Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States.|2021|Sun S,Savitz DA,Wellenius GA,|

SARS-CoV-2 Dose, Infection, and Disease Outcomes for COVID-19 - A Review.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab903
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Brosseau LM, Escandón K et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - The relationship between SARS-CoV-2 dose, infection, and COVID-19 outcomes remains poorly understood. This review summarizes the existing literature regarding this issue, identifies gaps in current knowledge, and suggests opportunities for future research. In humans, host characteristics including age, sex, comorbidities, smoking, and pregnancy are associated with severe COVID-19. Similarly in ...

Preeclampsia-like syndrome in a pregnant patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2021.09.015
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Jou... Naeh A, Berezowsky A et. al.

Oct 15th, 2021 - Hypertension, proteinuria, and hepatic dysfunction have been described as manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and are generally accepted as poor prognostic factors. However, these same findings can also occur in pregnant women with preeclampsia, thus creating a diagnostic challenge. We report a case of COVID-19 infection in an otherwise healthy pregnant patient with secondary ...

Pandemic-related pregnancy stress among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic in ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.103163
Midwifery Garcia-Silva J, Caracuel A et. al.

Oct 15th, 2021 - The aim was to develop and establish the psychometric properties of the Pandemic-Related Pregnancy Stress Scale (PREPS) in European Spanish speaking pregnant women in Spain. A cross section design using a non-random sample of 206 women completed the questionnaire during the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown from April to June 2020 in Spain. Psychological, sociodemographic and obstetric factors a...

Psychological risks to mother-infant bonding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pediatric Research; Liu CH, Hyun S et. al.

Oct 15th, 2021 - The purpose of this study was to examine the association between mental health symptoms, along with psychological experiences and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related concerns, and self-reported maternal-infant bonding experiences of postpartum women. Using data collected from May 19 to August 17, 2020, this cross-sectional online study assessed 429 women to better understand the impact ...

Public Knowledge, Attitude, and Perception towards COVID-19 Vaccination in Saudi Arabia.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910081
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Al-Zalfawi SM, Rabbani SI et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious infection that mainly affects the respiratory system of patients. To date, more than 10 million people have been affected by this virus, and Saudi Arabia has also reported over 210 million cases. At present, there is no established treatment for COVID-19. Vaccination is one of the ways to defeat the pandemic. Recent reports have indicated...

Psychological effect of COVID-19 pandemic among women undergoing infertility care, a Fr...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8501520
Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction; Lablanche O, Salle B et. al.

Oct 13th, 2021 - To assess psychological state of women who experienced postponement of ART care during the first COVID-19 wave in a French public ward of reproductive medicine. An online anonymous survey was emailed between July and August 2020 to all women whose infertility care, including the first consultation for infertility, have been delayed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety, depression,...

Protecting New Moms From Mental Health Crises
https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/generalobgyn/94986

Oct 12th, 2021 - After becoming pregnant 11 years ago, researcher Kara Zivin, PhD, had a near-fatal struggle with mental illness. "I stared down my delivery date ... as if looking straight into the barrel of a gun," she said. Zivin, a professor of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, shared her story during an online briefing hosted last week by Hea...

Does the presence of symptoms affect pregnancy outcomes in third trimester in women wit...
https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2021.1956895
The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the O... Harel L, Eliasi E et. al.

Oct 12th, 2021 - Parturients with symptoms to COVID-19 have an increased risk for neonatal adverse outcomes and for any adverse outcome compared to the asymptomatic COVID-19 positive parturients and to the COVID-19-negative parturients. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of COVID-19 on obstetric outcomes based on symptom status of parturients at or near term. Retrospective cohort study of par...

Anxiety of pregnant women in time of catastrophic events, including COVID-19 pandemic: ...
https://doi.org/10.1080/0167482X.2021.1985453
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Feduniw S, Modzelewski J et. al.

Oct 12th, 2021 - In March 2020, daily life was disrupted by the new virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. Pandemic-related prenatal anxiety could lead to depression, a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes and abnormal neonatal development. This study aimed to investigate the impact of anxiety on the mental health of pregnant women exposed to catastrophic events as compared to those without such exposur...

Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients: Nearly 1 in 5 Are Unvaccinated Pregnant Women 
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960591

Oct 11th, 2021 - NHS England has renewed its message to pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as it released data on pregnancy risks. Nearly 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients who are most critically ill are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated. Thirty-two percent of women aged 16 to 49 on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in intensive care were pregnant. At the start of the pandemic the figur...

Study of perinatal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a Mexican public hospital.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8497953
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Off... Ramírez-Rosas A, Benitez-Guerrero T et. al.

Oct 11th, 2021 - COVID-19 is a viral transmissible disease where limited evidence exists on vertical transmission and prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period. The objective of this study was to evaluate the possible perinatal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in mothers and neonates in a sample of Mexican population in a descriptive cross-sectional study. Methods. 133 nasopharyngeal swab...

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulins in pregnant women and neonatal cord blood ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8492380
Placenta Zambrano H, Anchundia K et. al.

Oct 10th, 2021 - There is inadequate screening for SARS-COV-2 during pregnancy. We aimed to determine the impact of maternal and neonatal cord blood SARS-COV-2 antibodies and placental transfer ratios in a region with a low screening plan. We performed a blind study in one of the SARS-CoV-2 epicenters in South America. 32% of pregnant women were serological positive. Importantly, there is an efficient passive i...

The Effect of COVID-19 Infection During Pregnancy; Evaluating Neonatal Outcomes and the...
https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000003352
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; Murphy CA, O'Reilly DP et. al.

Oct 9th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection during pregnancy has been associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. We aim to evaluate the neonatal outcomes including the incidence of preterm birth, admission to the neonatal unit and incidence of congenital anomalies in this cohort. We will also describe these outcomes in the context of the B.1.1.7. variant outbreak, the dominant variant in Ire...

Alignment of national COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for pregnant and lactating women.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8477428
Bulletin of the World Health Organization; Giles ML, Gunatilaka A et. al.

Oct 9th, 2021 - The rapid development and roll-out of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines is providing hope for a way to control the pandemic. As pregnant and lactating women are generally excluded from clinical trials, the vaccination programme was launched without adequate safety and efficacy data for pregnant women. Yet many professional organizations have recognized the need for administration of ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on diet and lifestyle behaviours for pregnant women with diabetes.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8297983
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN; Amataiti TA, Hood F et. al.

Oct 9th, 2021 - A self-reported online survey was performed to investigate the immediate effect of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in New Zealand on dietary intake, and lifestyle behaviours among pregnant women with diabetes. The survey was sent to 82 pregnant women who had Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes, or Gestational Diabetes and attended the Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic in Wellington, New Zealand in May 2020, whil...

The legacy of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection on the immunology of the neonate.
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Nature Immunology; Gee S, Chandiramani M et. al.

Oct 8th, 2021 - Despite extensive studies into severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the effect of maternal infection on the neonate is unclear. To investigate this, we characterized the immunology of neonates born to mothers with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy. Here we show that maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection affects the neonatal immune system. Despite similar proportio...