Ferrazzi et al. (BJOG, 2020) report on the mode of delivery and immediate neonatal outcomes in women infected with COVID-19 in Lombardy, Italy
12 hospitals in northern Italy
Confirmed COVID-19 prior to or within 36 hours after delivery
Delivered from March 1 to March 20, 2020
All consecutive cases admitted to maternity ward for delivery
Data derived from clinical records
General maternal characteristics | Medical or obstetric co-morbidity | Course of pregnancy | Clinical signs and symptoms | Treatment of COVID 19 infection | Mode of delivery | Neonatal data and breastfeeding
Mode of delivery
Total 42 women with COVID-19
Mean maternal age: 32.9 years (range 21 to 44 years)
Known before admission: 19 cases
On hospital admission: 10 cases
Delivery room: 27 cases
Within 36 hours of delivery: 5 cases (patients still admitted)
Maternal clinical features
Most common symptoms: Fever, cough and mild dyspnoea (80%)
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