Coronavirus and birth in Italy: results of a national population-based cohort study

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Introduction

The study was implemented to provide guidance to decision-makers and clinicians by describing hospital care offered to women who gave birth with confirmed COVID-19 infection.

 

Materials and methods

National population‐based prospective cohort study involving all women with confirmed COVID-19 who gave birth between February 25 and April 22, 2020 in any Italian hospital.

 

Results

The incidence rate of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in women who gave birth was 2.1 per 1000 maternities at a national level and 6.9/1000 in the Lombardy Region. Overall one third of the women developed a pneumonia and 49.7% assumed at least one drug. Caesarean rate was 32.9%, no mothers nor newborns died. Six percent of the infants tested positive for SARS – CoV-2 at birth.

 

Conclusions

Clinical features and outcomes of COVID-19 in women who gave birth are similar to those described for the general population, most women developing mild to moderate illness.

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Alice Maraschini - Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Edoardo Corsi

Michele Antonio Salvatore - Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Serena Donati - Istituto Superiore di Sanità

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Maraschini, A., Corsi, E., Salvatore, M. A., & Donati, S. (2020). Coronavirus and birth in Italy: results of a national population-based cohort study. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 56(3), 378-389. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/1085
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