“Healthy newborns either roomed in with their mothers in isolettes whenever possible or were cared for in an isolated nursery for babies of COVID-positive mothers throughout their stay”
Breastfeeding encouraged with maternal masking and hand hygiene
Significant percentage of women were asymptomatic on presentation to triage and L&D, supporting the use of universal testing prior to L&D admission
Pattern of disease severity matches previous reports in nonpregnant individuals
Large series from China in JAMA (see ‘Learn More – Primary Sources’ below): Mild: 81% | Severe: 14% | Critical: 5%
Authors recommend COVID-19 infection should be included in the differential when previous asymptomatic patients develop postoperative infections
In reference to the use of hydroxychloroquine and other medications, the authors state
Despite these women having similar objective findings, they received different treatments after consultation with the infectious disease specialists, likely due to nuances in their clinical characteristics and evolving recommendations
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