The Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients and healthcare providers have expressed concern about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy. On a daily basis, statistics and recommendations related to this virus continue to evolve.
Pregnant Women With COVID
A recent study out of Toronto found that pregnant women with COVID-19 have a significantly higher risk for hospitalization and ICU admission compared to nonpregnant women. These authors adjusted for age, medical comorbidities, healthcare worker status, vaccination, and SARS-CoV-2 variant, and found that pregnant women infected with COVID-19 were nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized and over six times more likely to need ICU admission compared to their nonpregnant counterparts.
These findings underscore the importance of vaccination for pregnant individuals, as recommended by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). At Fertility Centers of New England, we maintain our commitment to patient safety, and we will continue to work diligently to help our patients build their families in the healthiest way possible.
If you have more questions about COVID-19 vaccines or the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy, please contact us for a free consultation.
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