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Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19-positive Pregnant Women Admitted for Delivery at a Tertiary Care Center, Chamarajanagar

S Naveen Chandra, Pradeep Musale Ramachandra, Shashikumara

Keywords : COVID-19, Maternal outcome, Neonatal outcome, Pneumonia, Vertical transmission

Citation Information : Chandra SN, Ramachandra PM, S. Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19-positive Pregnant Women Admitted for Delivery at a Tertiary Care Center, Chamarajanagar. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2022; 14 (1):59-62.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1920

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Purpose: The purpose of the study is to determine the maternal and fetal outcomes among the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)-positive pregnant women. Methodology: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study conducted among all the COVID-19 pregnant women who were admitted at Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical Sciences for delivery. Results: The mean age of the study subjects was 26.00 ± 4.89 years, and it ranged between 19 and 37 years. Most of the patients were gravida 2 (51.6%) and primigravida (41.9%); Lower segment cesarean section was the commonest mode of delivery (38.7%). Cough and breathlessness were the symptoms recorded in 1.6% of the patients. Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) (9.7%) and decreased saturation (6.5%) were the maternal complications noted. A majority of the neonates weighed 2.5–3.5 kg (46/63, 73.0%). The mean birth weight of the neonates was 2.97 ± 4.89 kg with the minimum weight recorded being 1.75 kg and maximum was 3.8 kg. The commonest neonatal complication (14.3%) noted was low birth weight (LBW), and among them, eight of them had COVID-19 negative status but for one who was diagnosed COVID-19 positive. There were no deaths recorded among both mother and the neonates. Conclusion: Our results suggest that there are no maternal and neonatal deaths noted among COVID-19 pregnant women, and PROM and decreased saturation were the maternal complications affecting 10.0 and 7.0% of them and LBW was the neonatal complication found among 14.0% of them. Vertical transmission cannot be ruled out 100.0 as 1.6% (1/63) newborn was found to be COVID-19 positive.

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