Contents    Cover    Publication Date: 30 Apr 2020
Year 2020 - Volume 30 - Issue 1

Open Access

Peer Reviewed

SCIENTIFIC LETTER
325 Viewed288 Downloaded

COVID-19 Infection and Pregnancy: What Do the Societies Recommend?

Full Text PDF  
J Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2020;30(1):29-34
DOI: 10.5336/jcog.2020-75346
Article Language: EN
Copyright Ⓒ 2020 by Türkiye Klinikleri. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
ABSTRACT
There is not yet sufficient data on COVID-19 infection in pregnancy that covers long-term follow-ups. A remarkable number of international organisations and national societies developed guidelines that target what to do in case of COVID-19 infection during pregnancy based on the recent publications that come out on COVID-19 infection during pregnancy and the reports about the obstetric and neonatal complications encountered during the past SARS and MERS epidemics that caused respratory tract infections. In this article the recent recommendations of international organisations and national societies are summarized. While examining these recommendations, a special attention should be made at the fact that these recommendations are updated quite frequently based on the rapid information flow.
REFERENCES:
  1. World Health Organization (WHO). Facts and figures from The World Health Report; 2005. http://www.who.int/whr/en.
  2. Yu N, Li W, Kang Q, Xiong Z, Wang S, Lin X, et al. Clinical features and obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnant patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective, single-centre, descriptive study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 24. Doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30176-6. Online ahead of print. [Crossref] 
  3. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/03/novel-coronavirus-2019.
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html
  5. Centers for Disease Control an Prevention (CDC). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Pregnancy and breastfeeding. https://www. cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/pregnant-women-faq.html#pregnant.
  6. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy. London: RCPCH; 2020. p.60. https://www.rcog.org.uk/coronavirus-pregnancy.