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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


The recent outbreak of COVID -19 in pregnancy & its management


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Author Details : Brinderjeet Kaur*

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 139-146


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Abstract

COVID 19 pandemic is a crisis of global proportions which has transformed the prospective of entire world.
The novel infection brings with it uncertainty regarding evolution of the infection and its spread. Many
departments of medical and surgical faculty have withheld or postponed their elective procedures. Even
the emergencies are tackled as much as possible by conservative approach. Matters related to childbirth
cannot be delayed indefinitely. Given the propensity of the virus to affect large numbers, the chance of
pregnant women getting infected is inevitable. The maternity health care providers and facilities need to
prepare for the situation with a view to prevent the spread of the infection from infected person to pregnant
women. An insight into the management plans of pregnant women with or suspected COVID -19 need to
be outlined. These are of paramount importance because our preparedness at this level will pave way for a
protected future of both mother and child. This article gives an insight into the current infections caused by
coronaviruses.
Health care systems across the globe are under great stress. The stress is not only the numbers, heavy
workload, high infective rate but also the concern of health care workers of their own health and well
being of own family members with an unknown pathogen. There are limitations of infrastructure, supply
chains, only limited knowledge of the management options available and execution of plans on ground. The
present article gives an insight into the current infections caused by coronaviruses. Attempts to outline the
management which may be beneficial. However, ongoing research on this unknown pathogen may bring
additions paving way for better management and a major breakthrough much to the relief of the healthcare
system worldwide. This article gives an insight into the current infections caused by coronaviruses. It entails
and recognizes the experiences gained in management of MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome)
and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and how this experience may be utilized in outlining the
management of novel COVID-19 pandemic in India.

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Pregnancy.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijogr.2020.051

How to cite : Kaur B , The recent outbreak of COVID -19 in pregnancy & its management. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2020;7(2):139-146

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