Corresponding Author

Mansour, Mahmoud

Subject Area

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Article Type

Review Article


In less than a year, more than 60 million cases of COVID-19 were reported worldwide. Most of the data available still unclear. It affects vulnerable populations as those with lowered immunity, chronic diseases and pregnant females. Many questions have to be answered as during pregnancy care should be given to mother, fetus and neonate. Also, the obstetricians should follow the evidence-based recommendations during their routine antenatal care and during labor. We reviewed the recent and available online published researches since the outbreak of COVID-19 to know what we know about the impact of the recent pandemic on the pregnancy and pregnant women. Till now it is reported that being pregnant does not make women at more risk compared to general population, however the use of prophylactic doses of LMWH is essential to prevent venous thromboembolism. COVID-19 might lead to fetal growth restriction or miscarriage, but the evidence to date remains uncertain. Vertical transmission of the virus is a possibility, but it is not excreted in breast milk. With the evolution of many vaccines and many immunological therapies, it is mandatory to assess their safety during pregnancy and lactation.

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