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Pregnant women with COVID-19 may more likely need intensive care and give birth early – Medical Xpress

Pregnant women seen in hospitals with COVID-19 are less likely to show symptoms, and seem to be at increased risk of needing admission to an intensive care unit than non-pregnant women of similar age, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

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Pregnant women seen in hospitals with COVID-19 are less likely to show symptoms, and seem to be at increased risk of needing admission to an intensive care unit than non-pregnant women of similar age, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
They are also more likely to experience preterm birth and their newborns are more likely to be admitted to a neonatal unit.
Being older, overweight, and having pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes also seem to increase the ris…

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