Covid-19 and Pregnancy: An Overview

Pedro Castro, Ana Paula Matos, Heron Werner, Flávia Paiva Lopes, Gabriele Tonni, Edward Araujo Júnior

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Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus infection (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020, there have been many concerns about pregnant women and the possible effects of this emergency with catastrophic outcomes in many countries. Information on COVID-19 and pregnancy are scarce and spread throughout a few case series, with no more than 50 cases in total. The present review provides a brief analysis of COVID-19, pregnancy in the COVID-19 era, and the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-426
Number of pages7
JournalRevista brasileira de ginecologia e obstetrićia : revista da Federação Brasileira das Sociedades de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use
  • Betacoronavirus/pathogenicity
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/epidemiology
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Prenatal Care
  • SARS-CoV-2


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