COVID-19 Renewal 16 Pregnant Women Found With Injured Placenta; Can a virus affect the baby in the womb? | Instant News


Can corona virus affect the baby in the mother’s womb? If you are pregnant or know someone who is pregnant in the middle of a pandemic, the following is a study released by the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. The experts examined 16 pregnant women who had been diagnosed positive COVID-19. Health experts were surprised to learn that all of them were found with injured placenta in their bodies. So does this mean that the virus can injure an unborn baby?

The experts found 16 pregnant women with injured placenta after getting COVID-19

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COVID-19 Renewal 16 Pregnant Women Found With Injured Placenta; Can a Virus Kill Your Baby?

On Friday, May 22, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology released a learn about 16 pregnant women with positive Coronavirus. This is said to be the largest study studying the placenta of pregnant women with acquired viruses.

Surprisingly, all pregnant women who were part of this study were also found with injured placenta. The placenta is “an organ that develops in your uterus during pregnancy. This structure provides oxygen and nutrients for your growing baby and removes waste products from your baby’s blood,” according to Mayo Clinic.

The type of injury found in each placenta of the subjects tested produced abnormal blood flow between mother and baby. This means that the system of oxygen delivery and waste disposal from mother to fetus can affect due to unusual blood flow.

“Not to paint a frightening picture, but this finding worries me,” said Northwestern obstetrician Dr. Emily Miller, study co-author published on Friday at American Journal of Clinical Pathology, in a statement.

Why you don’t need to worry

COVID-19 Renewal 16 Pregnant Women Found With Injured Placenta; Can a Virus Kill Your Baby?

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COVID-19 Renewal 16 Pregnant Women Found With Injured Placenta; Can a Virus Kill Your Baby?

Although the injured placenta is disturbing for most pregnant women, experts conclude that all babies born by their test subjects do not appear to be affected by abnormal blood flow.

Nonetheless, they worry about hospitals that pregnant women must also be closely monitored in the middle of a pandemic. Because having a injured placenta is still a worrying diagnosis for working women.

“Most of these babies are born fully after a normal pregnancy, so you wouldn’t expect to find anything wrong with the placenta, but this virus seems to cause some injury to the placenta,” the word senior writer Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, assistant professor of pathology at the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and pathologist at Northwestern Medicine. “It does not appear to be encouraging negative results in babies born alive, based on our limited data, but it validates the idea that women with COVID should be monitored more closely.”

What the U.S. CDC said

That United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that mother-to-baby transmission of COVID-19 was not possible, according to a recent study.

What the agency believes is that pregnant women have the same risk of contracting the virus, as do adults. However, there are no studies that show that babies can die after a mother is infected with COVID-19.

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