Pregnant women infected with Covid-19 when they gave birth to their children were twice as likely stillbirth As healthy women who did not have Covid disease, according to a study released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control, which examined more than 1.2 million births in the United States from March 2020 to September 2021.
While stillbirths were generally rare, accounting for less than 1 per cent of all births, 1.26 per cent of 21,653 women with Covid had a stillbirth, compared to 0.64 per cent of women without Covid. Even after adjustments to control for differences between groups, women with Covid were 1.9 times more likely to still have a miscarriage than healthy women.
The risk of stillbirth was higher for women with Covid since the delta variable predominated: while the risk of stillbirth for women with Covid was 1.5 times higher than for healthy women before July, when delta became dominant, it was four. Times are higher from July to September. Up to 2.7 percent of deliveries to women with Covid were stillbirths during the study period, while delta predominated.
Dr. said. Dennis Jamison, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Emory Healthcare. “This is some of the strongest evidence of increased risk and arguably the strongest data indicating risks specifically associated with Delta.”
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