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|Title||Perinatal COVID-19 maternal and neonatal outcomes at two academic birth hospitals.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Flannery DD, Barboza AZevallos, Pfeifer MR, Hudak ML, Barnette K, Getzlaff TR, Ellington SR, Woodworth KR, Dhudasia MB, Mukhopadhyay S, Weinberg DD, Foglia EE, Puopolo KM|
|Date Published||2022 Jul 01|
OBJECTIVE: Describe 1-month outcomes among newborns of persons with perinatal COVID-19.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study of pregnant persons who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 between 14 days before and 3 days after delivery and their newborns, from 3/2020 to 3/2021 at two urban high-risk academic hospitals. Phone interviews were conducted to determine 1-month newborn outcomes.
RESULTS: Among 9748 pregnant persons, 209 (2.1%) tested positive for perinatal SARS-CoV-2. Symptomatically infected persons were more likely to have a preterm delivery due to worsening maternal condition and their newborns were more likely to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 compared with asymptomatic persons. Six of 191 (3.1%) infants tested were positive for SARS-CoV-2; none had attributable illness before discharge. Of 169 eligible families, 132 (78.1%) participated in post-discharge interviews; none reported their newborn tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by 1 month of age.
CONCLUSION: Symptomatic perinatal COVID-19 had a substantial effect on maternal health but no apparent short-term effect on newborns.
|Alternate Journal||J Perinatol|