Teles Abrao Trad A, Ibirogba ER, Elrefaei A, Narang K, Tonni G, Picone O, Suy A, Carreras Moratonas E, Kilby MD, Ruano R. Complications and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy: where and what is the evidence? Hypertens Pregnancy. 2020 Aug;39(3):361-369. doi: 10.1080/10641955.2020.1769645. Epub 2020 May 26. PMID: 32456489.
Objectives: To add to the growing evidence on SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy, so as to better inform clinical decision making and optimize patient outcomes.
Methods: A systematic search of relevant databases was perfomed on 25 March 2020 and a repeat search, on 10 April 2020. Reports of pregnant patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection at any time during their pregnancy were reviewed and summarized .
Results: We summarized the outcomes of a total of 155 pregnant women and 118 neonates. The evidence suggests a similar rate of severe COVID-19 cases in pregnant women and the general population. The frequency of cesarean deliveries is high, against guidelines recommendations.
Conclusion: Limited data on COVID-19 during preganacy, associated with a wide variation in the methodology make accurate data interpretation difficult.