Safety of vaginal delivery in women infected with COVID-19

Miriam Lopian, Lior Kashani-Ligumsky, Shelly Czeiger, Ronnie Cohen, Yehudit Schindler, Daniel Lubin, Ioanna Olteanu, Ran Neiger, Joseph B. Lessing, Eli Somekh

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Abstract

Background: There is limited data regarding the safety of vaginal delivery in women infected with COVID-19. Our goal was to assess the safety of vaginal delivery in women infected with COVID-19 and the risk of neonatal infection. Methods: This was a single medical center cohort study. Data were collected about the outcome of twenty-one women with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection who delivered between March 23, 2020, and May 8, 2020. Results: Twenty-one gravidas were diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. None required admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and there were no fatalities. Seventeen delivered vaginally and four by caesareans. Apgar scores of all neonates were 9 at 1 min and 10 at 5 min. One neonate was diagnosed with COVID-19 infection 24 h after birth. Conclusions: Vaginal delivery in women infected with COVID-19 is not associated with a significant risk of neonatal infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-96
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics and Neonatology
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Intrapartum transmission
  • Neonatal infection
  • Pregnancy
  • Vaginal delivery

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