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June 18, 2021

SKY NEWS

COVID-19: Pregnant women and their unborn babies dying in Brazil as deaths set to pass 500k mark

"Researchers say the P1 variant has started infecting and killing pregnant women and their unborn children in startling numbers...

Currently 42 pregnant women die every week from COVID-19; many more women are being intubated and their premature children delivered by caesarean section without consultation with obstetricians, according to medical researchers at the Brazilian Obstetric Observatory."

May 27, 2021

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Covid-19 Is Killing Hundreds of Pregnant Women and Babies in Brazil

"At least 579 babies under the age of 1 have died from Covid-19 in Brazil since the start of the pandemic. Hundreds of babies are being delivered prematurely to save their sick mothers. Others perish in the womb, starved of oxygen as their mothers gasp for air, or contract the disease and die in the first months of life."

May 13, 2021

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Coronavirus Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women, Another Study Suggests

"The shots may also have benefits for infants and do not seem to damage the placenta, according to the latest research."

April 22, 2021

SCIENCE DAILY

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate

"In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus."

April 16, 2021

REUTERS

Brazil asks women to delay pregnancy over new coronavirus variant fears

"If it’s possible, delay pregnancy a little until a better moment," Health Ministry official Raphael Parente said during a news conference on Friday.

He said the recommendation was partly due to the stress on the health system but also due to the more easily transmissible Brazilian variant known as P.1.

"The clinical experience of specialists shows that this new variant acts more aggressively in pregnant women," Parente said.

Previously, COVID-19 cases during pregnancy were focused on the final trimester and birth, whereas lately there have been more serious cases in the second and occasionally first trimester, he said."

February 22, 2021

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Death of mother, fetus highlights sharp rise in COVID infections among pregnant

"According to data published by Israeli television networks, recent months have seen a significant increase in pregnant women infected by the virus, something officials have blamed on the more aggressive UK variant...

Channel 13 reported that there are currently 50 pregnant women hospitalized, with 19 in serious condition and 8 in critical condition. None of them have been vaccinated."

August 4, 2020

SCIENCE

Why pregnant women face special risks from COVID-19

"Pregnancy does appear to make women’s bodies more vulnerable to severe COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. That’s partly because of pregnant women’s uniquely adjusted immune systems, and partly because the coronavirus’ points of attack—the lungs and the cardiovascular system—are already stressed in pregnancy."

May 9, 2020

AOGS

Public Health Agency of Sweden's Brief Report: Pregnant and postpartum women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in intensive care in Sweden

"The results indicate that the risk of being admitted to ICU may be higher in pregnant and postpartum women with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 in Sweden, compared with non-pregnant women of similar age."

June 17, 2021

NEJM

Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons

"Preliminary findings did not show obvious safety signals among pregnant persons who received mRNA Covid-19 vaccines. However, more longitudinal follow-up, including follow-up of large numbers of women vaccinated earlier in pregnancy, is necessary to inform maternal, pregnancy, and infant outcomes."

May 24, 2021

THE ECONOMIC TIMES

Why is Covid-19 killing so many pregnant women in India? 

"Pregnant women, who have weaker immune systems, have been developing widespread scarring of the lungs after getting infected by the virus. “Their lungs looked white as bone on X-rays,” the doctor said. “Their air sacs filled with fluid that had leaked from blood vessels into the lungs.”

May 13, 2021

JAMA NETWORK

Immunogenicity of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

"In this exploratory analysis of a convenience sample, receipt of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine was immunogenic in pregnant women, and vaccine-elicited antibodies were transported to infant cord blood and breast milk. Pregnant and nonpregnant women who were vaccinated developed cross-reactive antibody responses and T-cell responses against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern."

April 22, 2021

SCIENCE

Clear link emerges between COVID-19 and pregnancy complications

"Those with COVID-19 had a 76% greater chance of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, known as preeclampsia or eclampsia. They were three times as likely to have a severe infection and five times as likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit, Papageorghiou’s team reports today in JAMA Pediatrics. Eleven women with COVID-19 died, compared with just one woman in the uninfected group."

March 16, 2021

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Sisters, aged 23 and 31, die of COVID 10 days apart after giving birth

"A 23-year-old woman died Monday due to complications from the coronavirus, three weeks after giving birth and less than two weeks after her sister, 31, died of the same cause after her first baby was born...

Army Radio reported Tuesday that a mother had lost her unborn twins due to the coronavirus. She was said to be hospitalized in moderate condition, and had apparently not been vaccinated.

The report said 40 pregnant women are currently hospitalized due to complications of the virus, none of whom are vaccinated."

February 16, 2021

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Hospital says ‘high probability’ fetus died of virus, in 1st such case in Israel

"An Israeli hospital said on Tuesday that a fetus stillborn from a woman infected with the coronavirus was also found to be carrying the virus, having been infected via the placenta. It was the first such reported instance in Israel."

July 14, 2020

NATURE

Transplacental transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection

"The transmission is confirmed by comprehensive virological and pathological investigations. In detail, SARS-CoV-2 causes: (1) maternal viremia, (2) placental infection demonstrated by immunohistochemistry and very high viral load; placental inflammation, as shown by histological examination and immunohistochemistry, and (3) neonatal viremia following placental infection. The neonate is studied clinically, through imaging, and followed up. The neonate presented with neurological manifestations, similar to those described in adult patients.."

June 9, 2021

THE CONVERSATION

Research now backs routinely offering pregnant women the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

"New Zealand and Australia will now routinely offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to women at any stage of pregnancy, following an update of vaccination advice.

This comes as research suggests the risk of severe outcomes from infection is significantly higher for pregnant women compared to the general population. At the same time, data from pregnant women who have already been vaccinated around the world have shown no safety concerns associated with COVID-19 vaccines."

May 19, 2021

AJOG

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection at the time of birth in England: national cohort study

"SARS-CoV-2 infection at the time of birth is associated with higher rates of fetal death, preterm birth, preeclampsia and emergency Cesarean delivery. There were no additional adverse neonatal outcomes, other than those related to preterm delivery. Pregnant women should be counseled regarding risks of SARS-COV-2 infection and should be considered a priority for vaccination."

May 11, 2021

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Vaccination in Pregnancy

"In our cohort of vaccinated pregnant patients, there was no observed increase in the incidence of findings characteristic of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy and no evidence of vaccine-triggered breakdown in maternal immunologic tolerance of the fetus. Although limited by population differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, these findings add to the growing literature supporting the safety of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in pregnancy."

April 16, 2021

REUTERS

Pregnant women in UK told to have Pfizer or Moderna vaccine

"Pregnant women in Britain should get a COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer (PFE.N) or Moderna (MRNA.O) because there is more real-world data to show they are safe, the British public body that advises on vaccinations said on Friday.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said around 90,000 pregnant women had been vaccinated in the United States, mainly with the two American vaccines, without any safety concerns being raised."

February 27, 2021

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Fetus infected with COVID-19 dies in womb, in 2nd such case in Israel

"An Israeli hospital said on Saturday that a fetus stillborn from a woman infected with the coronavirus was also found to be carrying the virus. It was the second such reported instance in Israel."

September 15, 2020

NATURE

Stillbirth rate rises dramatically during pandemic

"A slew of studies from around the world has reported a disturbing trend: since the coronavirus pandemic started, there has been a significant rise in the proportion of pregnancies ending in stillbirths, in which babies die in the womb. Researchers say that in some countries, pregnant women have received less care than they need because of lockdown restrictions and disruptions to health care. As a result, complications that can lead to stillbirths were probably missed, they say."

May 9, 2020

AOGS

Severe maternal morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19: The risk should not be downplayed

"Maternal deaths due to COVID-19 are happening not only in low-income countries with restricted resources and poorer healthcare systems, but also in highly developed countries with excellent resources and healthcare facilities and traditionally very low maternal mortality ratios. Furthermore, it is very likely that maternal deaths are under-reported."