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COVID-19 in Pregnancy

Wednesday 19th May 2021 (18:00-19:00)
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50 Years Lecture Series: Covid-19 in Pregnancy

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Professor Jim Thornton and Dr Kate Walker 


Many early reports of COVID-19 in pregnancy described management by caesarean, isolation of the baby from the mother at birth and formula feeding. The reasons included previous experience of the severity of other coronavirus infections in pregnancy as well as an intention to protect the baby from infection. We started a living systematic review at the start of the pandemic in December 2019 and recorded all reported cases of COVID-19 in pregnancy.  Using this data we published a paper determining the risk of baby infection with COVID-19 by delivery route, infant feeding and mother-baby interaction.  Using the same data we then published a second paper on the risk of blood clots and bleeding disorders in pregnant women with COVID-19.  Our latest research highlights the underrepresentation of pregnant women in clinical research on the safety and efficacy of pharmacological treatments for COVID-19.  We hope to give you a whistle stop tour on the topic of COVID-19 in pregnancy and are excited to share our results with you.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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