Clinical manifestations and perinatal outcomes of pregnant women with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jeong Yee, Woorim Kim, Ji Min Han, Ha Young Yoon, Nari Lee, Kyung Eun Lee, Hye Sun Gwak

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Abstract

This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women. We searched for qualified studies in PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science. The clinical characteristics of pregnant women with COVID-19 and their infants were reported as means and proportions with 95% confidence interval. Eleven studies involving with 9032 pregnant women with COVID-19 and 338 infants were included in the meta-analysis. Pregnant women with COVID-19 have relatively mild symptoms. However, abnormal proportions of laboratory parameters were similar or even increased, compared to general population. Around 30% of pregnant women with COVID-19 experienced preterm delivery, whereas the mean birth weight was 2855.9 g. Fetal death and detection of SARS-CoV-2 were observed in about 2%, whereas neonatal death was found to be 0.4%. In conclusion, the current review will serve as an ideal basis for future considerations in the treatment and management of COVID-19 in pregnant women.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18126
JournalScientific Reports
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2020

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