Pregnancies, pregnancy complications during a pandemic
THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 (HealthDayNews) – There have been more complications caused by the effects of COVID-19. pregnant Women around the world, including the rise in the number of deaths, according to a new study.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on health systems around the world. Failure to suspend services, blockages internationally and fear of going to health centers means expected adverse health effects of the widespread effects of COVID-19. The main author of the study is Dr. Asma Khalil, a professor at St George’s University in London.
Khalil’s team analyzed 40 studies that collected data on 6 million pregnancies in 17 countries. Studies assessing the side effect of the pandemic were published from 1 January 2020 to 8 January 2021.
Overall, there was a 28% increase in the probability of a month of death, which is a loss fetus After 20 weeks, and the mother is at risk of dying during pregnancy or childbirth about a third has increased.
The operation of ectopic pregnancies (when the fertilized egg grows outside the uterus) also increased almost sixfold during the pandemic. If found early, ectopic pregnancies are usually treated with medication. Growth in the year ectopic pregnancy surgery suggests that more women have been delayed in seeking care, according to the researchers.
According to the study, pregnancy outcomes were worse in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. The results were published on March 31st The Lancet Global Health.
Research has shown that the findings show the need for immediate action to maintain safe pregnancy care around the world.
“Our research and others have made it clear that pandemic disruptions can prevent deaths of mothers and children, especially in low- and middle-income countries,” Khalil said in a press release in a magazine. “We urge policy makers and health care providers to prioritize safe, accessible and equitable maternity care as part of the pandemic and subsequent strategic response to reduce the adverse outcomes of pregnancy worldwide.”