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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 2 ( March-April, 2021 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

COVID-19 in Pregnancy: An Experience at a Dedicated Tertiary Care COVID Facility in Western Uttar Pradesh

Shehla Jamal, Natasha Singh

Citation Information : Jamal S, Singh N. COVID-19 in Pregnancy: An Experience at a Dedicated Tertiary Care COVID Facility in Western Uttar Pradesh. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2021; 13 (2):81-83.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1874

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Introduction: COVID-19 in pregnancy has put all perinatal services at a slog pace due to restricted movement and fear associated with the unknown challenges that the entire world is facing. At a tertiary care center, where a majority of the cases are referred from adjoining areas, the incidence of complications encountered was more. The present study discusses the impact of COVID-19 in pregnant females and subsequent perinatal outcomes. Aims: To study the perinatal outcomes in COVID-19-diagnosed pregnancy. Type of study: Observational analytical study. Methodology: All the pregnant females with COVID-19-diagnosed pregnancy were studied for their demographic profile, symptomatology, laboratory results, obstetric outcome, and neonatal performance between June 18, 2020, and September 30, 2020. Results: A total of 114 obstetric patients were admitted at this particular level two-facility center. Out of this, 21 were symptomatic, 22 delivered by cesarean, two cases of ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy were seen, two cases of ruptured uterus were there, nine cases were received in obstructed labor, four cases of incomplete abortion, and three stillbirths were reported at our center. None of the neonates was tested positive for COVID-19. Oligohydramnios was seen in 25.4% of cases and thrombocytopenia was a significant finding in 33.3% of the patients. Conclusion: COVID-19 has affected the obstetric population with varied outcomes all throughout pregnancy. Even in asymptomatic patients, complications like oligohydramnios and thrombocytopenia were seen. Obstetric services were poorly catered at the periphery as many patients were received in emergency as cases of obstructed labor and ruptured uterus. COVID-19 has negatively affected each dimension of service care provisions and the health and outcome of the obstetric population.

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