Covid-19 during pregnancy


Chairperson: Gilberto Corbellini

At the moment of writing, SARS-CoV 2 infection would not appear to constitute a serious risk for pregnant women. The risk is similar to that for non-pregnant women of a fertile age and infection is asymptomatic in the majority of cases. There have been few serious cases and in general these have been comorbitity patients. To date no documented cases of harmful effects on foetuses have emerged with the possible exception of an increased risk of premature childbirth. The virus does not involve the placenta and no cases of vertical transmission have as yet been reported. In contrast to other Coronavirus infections (SARS, MERS) placental function does not appear to be compromised.


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  • 10 October 2020
  • 17:30
  • Live Streaming Event