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CDC: COVID-19 Puts Pregnant Women, Babies At Risk Of Serious Complications

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Published on September 17, 2020 - Duration: 00:46s

CDC: COVID-19 Puts Pregnant Women, Babies At Risk Of Serious Complications

As if pregnant women don't have enough to worry about already, the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting them with even more challenges.

Unsettling new research published by the CDC found that women who develop symptoms related to COVID-19 while hospitalized often become critically ill.

According to Gizmodo, the study from the CDC also found women with COVID-19 may be more likely to have a preterm birth or possibly even miscarriage.

About 12% of women with COVID-19 had a premature delivery.

That figure is higher than the 10% rate of preterm birth seen in the general population.

The rate of preterm birth was even higher for symptomatic women, at 23%.

It seems unlikely that the coronavirus is uniquely dangerous to a developing fetus in the same way as other viruses, like Zika.

However, the research does point to a very real heightened risk of serious complications for pregnant women and their children.

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