Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)

Pregnancy and Covid-19: A Literature Review

Authors
Chahya Kharin Herbawani, Salshabiyla Naura Almamira Cukarso, Intan Muzdhalifa Maulana, Flavia Stefanie Ananda Utami
Corresponding Author
Chahya Kharin Herbawani
Available Online 25 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.066How to use a DOI?
Keywords
COVID-19, Pregnancy, Maternal Health
Abstract
Background: Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that can cause disease from mild to severe symptoms. COVID-19 attacks people of all ages including vulnerable groups such as pregnant women. Numbers of previous researches on the coronavirus, (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV), stated that pregnant women have a higher risk of severe disease, morbidity, and mortality compared to the general population. However, there are only a few studies on COVID-19’s relationship with pregnancy and childbirth. Methods: This research used a literature review method. Sources of literature data were obtained from PubMed, Ebsco and Proquest taken from 2019-2020. Results: The results of the research based on 7 articles. The results showed that there was no difference in the signs and symptoms experienced by pregnant women with Covid-19 infection when compared to the general population. Until today, a number of studies have been conducted to determine the vertical transmission of COVID-19 from mother to fetus. Conclusions: A number of samples such as umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid, neonatal throat swab, breast milk, and vaginal secretions were taken for examination and showed negative results. Maternal-fetal transmission of COVID-19 was undetected in the majority of reported cases. Yet, careful pregnancy monitoring with COVID-19 and steps to prevent neonatal infection is still needed. Mothers who are infected are at a higher risk of having severe respiratory complications.
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