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can covid-19 cause problems for a pregnancy?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Preterm labor, : also hyperthermia, which is common in COVID-19, is a theoretical concern as elevation of maternal core temperature from a febrile illness during organogenesis in the first trimester may be associated with an increased risk of congenital anomalies, especially neural tube defects, or miscarriage. Use of acetaminophen in pregnancy, including in the first trimester, has been shown overall to be safe.
Answered on May 12, 2020
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: In pregnant women who develop COVID-19 pneumonia, early data show approximately the same rate of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions as in the nonpregnant population but an increased risk of preterm and cesarean delivery. REF: https://www.uptodate.com/contents/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-pregnancy-issues
Answered on May 13, 2020

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