Russian Scientists Said That Pregnancy Increases The Risk Of Contracting Coronavirus Three Times
Pregnant women are infected with a new coronavirus infection three times more often than people in the general population, according to the conclusion reached by scientists of the Kemerovo State Medical University and the Chita State Medical Academy based on the results of a study of the course of the disease in pregnant women living in Siberia and the Far East since the beginning of the pandemic.
"The incidence of the population of the SFO and the Far Eastern Federal District in 2020 was 1,960 (cases) per 100 thousand people, while the incidence in pregnant women is three times higher than this indicator - 5,933 [cases] per 100 thousand people," Natalia Artymuk, head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kemerovo University, chief freelance specialist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation for obstetrics and Gynecology in the SFO.
According to the study, 80% of sick pregnant women had a mild and asymptomatic course of the disease. The mortality rate among pregnant women was 505 cases per 100 thousand people or 0.14%. Also worth noting that sick women in labor were treated more often in intensive care and anesthesia departments (3.5%) than the general population (2.2%) but artificial lung ventilation devices were used much less often for their treatment.
Also, pregnant women with coronavirus were three times more likely to have premature births than non-infected women, and in their case, almost one and a half times more often had to resort to a cesarean section. Artymuk noted that pregnancy, in general, complicates various diseases, and in the current situation, the only way to get rid of the negative consequences of the coronavirus is vaccination. She recalled that pregnancy is not a contraindication for the Sputnik V vaccine.