International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2020, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part D
Study of maternal and fetal outcome in covid-19 pandemic
Author(s): Dr. Yogeshkumar Pransukhbhai and Dr. Poonam Londhe
Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic is a global crisis. Knowledge is evolving in every aspect of this novel infection. Pregnancy is an immune compromised state; hence it could be more susceptible to COVID-19 infection. There is an urgent need for triaging pregnant patients for antenatal visits and delivery. The guidelines need to be tailored according to the local situation. Some procedures are urgent, while some can be deferred. In this situation antenatal visit has been minimized to three from eight minimum ANC visits. With strict application of the guidelines for the infection prevention, COVID-19 testing, antenatal visits and delivery were managed in seven non COVID-19 pregnancy till her post delivery period in this pandemic era. It is important to take protective measures by health care workers as well as by patients to protect against Covid-19 infection. Since this corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) emerged as a fresh, new and novel infection, studies are limited hence this small study might be helpful in the management of non COVID-19 pregnancy cases in present Covid-19 pandemic.