Pregnancy and childbirth and COVID-19 (search done 19 April 2020)

Added June 2, 2020

Citation: Elshafeey F, Magdi R, Hindi N, et al. A systematic scoping review of COVID‐19 during pregnancy and childbirth. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2020 [Epub ahead of print 24 April 2020]

What is this? Understanding the clinical features of COVID-19 infection during pregnancy will help policy makers involved in clinical practice and service planning.

In this rapid review, the authors searched for articles that mapped the clinical presentation, maternal and perinatal outcomes of COVID-19 during pregnancy. They did not restrict their searches by type or language of publication and did the search on 19 April 2020. They included 33 studies (total: 385 pregnant women), which included one case-control study from China, case reports from Australia (1), China (9), Honduras (1), Iran (1), South Korea (1), Sweden (1), Turkey (1), and the USA (1), and 16 case series from China (12), Italy (1), the Netherlands (1) and the USA (1).

What was found: At the time of this review, the included studies showed that COVID-19 infection had similar clinical presentation and outcomes for pregnant and non-pregnant women.


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