- A research was posted on August 10, 2020 about COVID-19 and pregnancy.
- In December 2019, a new type of coronavirus appeared and rapidly spread around the world.
- The new coronavirus is causing the disease COVID-19.
- The new coronavirus belongs to the beta-coronavirus family and was named severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2.
- Beta-coronavirus family includes the SARS and the middle east respiratory syndrome.
- The susceptibility and prognoses of pregnant women and the effects of the infection on the fetus have been the center of attention.
- At present, the effects of COVID-19 to pregnant women are not clear and that the disease does not increase the rate of miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm labor or teratogenicity.
- Even so, carriers might transmit COVID-19 virus to pregnant women.
- Understanding and maintaining standard precautions in clinical and laboratory settings should be reinforced for medical personnel.
teratogenicity – the capability of producing fetal malformation.