MANAGEMENT OF A COVID-19 PREGNANCY AND LABOUR

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Dr. Jai Bhagwan Sharma
Dr. Eshani Sharma
Dr. Sangeeta Sharma
Dr. Janmeeta Singh

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COVID-19 is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-Cov-2), a RNA virus, which has led to a global pandemic. Pregnancy and labour in a COVID-19 positive patient is a peculiar problem as deliveries and caesarean section can't be delayed. Pregnancy and labour in a COVID-19 positive patient is a high risk pregnancy and should be managed in a tertiary referral centre with all the facilities for intensive care and personal protective equipment to ensure optimum maternal and neonatal outcome and to avoid transmission of infection to other patients and staff of the hospital. Segregation of antenatal and intrapartum services into COVID positive and negative areas and to use adequate protective measures in COVID positives with judicious use of scarce personal protective equipment can help to avoid transmission of infection.



Keywords: COVID-19; Pregnancy; Antenatal care; Labour; Delivery; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Published Jul 26, 2020

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