European Journal of Therapeutics

Pregnancy During the Covid-19 Pandemic: What an Obstetrician Needs to Know


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University, School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

Eur J Ther 2020; 26: 337-343
DOI: 10.5152/eurjther.2020.20072
Read: 87 Downloads: 57 Published: 01 December 2020

In February 2020, the World Health Organization identified the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus that causes COVID-19 is known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Nations worldwide have reported high death tolls and are adopting measures, particularly in Turkey wherein efforts are made to ensure that pregnant women are minimally affected by this epidemic that has such terrible effects. To date, a total of 206,844 cases have been confirmed in Turkey in approximately 115 days. However, the exact number of pregnant COVID-19 patients in Turkey or worldwide is not yet known. There are no conclusive data that confirm whether pregnant women are at a higher risk of acquiring this infection compared to the rest of the population. It is also not yet known if or how fetuses will be affected by this infection. However, the body of research evidence concerning COVID-19 is rapidly growing, and multiple organizations are constantly updating and expanding resources for interim guidance. In this review, we aimed to summarize the latest available research on COVID-19 virology and epidemiology as well as the status of pregnant healthcare workers together with the reported data on pregnant women and other recent findings and to discuss COVID-19 during pregnancy based on the available data.

How to cite: Gündüz R, Ağaçayak E, Yaman Tunç S, Talip Gül. Pregnancy During the Covid-19 Pandemic: What an Obstetrician Needs to Know. Eur J Ther 2020; 26(4): 337-43.

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