COVID-19 Infection and its Relation to Preterm Delivery in Pregnant Women
Keywords:COVID-19; Preterm delivery; pregnant women; C-reactive protein.
The study aims to find the relationship between COVID-19 virus infections and early births in women
infected with this virus in of Al-Fallujah city. The prospective study was conducted in Al-Fallujah city
during the period between February 1, 2020, and September 1, 2020, at Al-Fallujah Teaching Hospital.
Through the study, 100 pregnant women were received, complaining of Covid-19 infections, which were
diagnosed in Al-Fallujah, and now Real Time PCR was confirmed through nasopharyngeal swabs that were
taken from Al-Fallujah Teaching Hospital. The study also included measuring the level of blood pressure,
sugar andC-RP in those women during the fifth to eight week, where we were infected, and then in the 12th
week of pregnancy took place, where communication was made, and a level was measured, and as a result,
these women whocompleted the period with a pre-term labor, miscarriagebefore the 24th week of pregnancy
or those completed the period with successful pregnancy. In this study, 33% of COVID-19 pregnant women
were within the age group 24-30 years followed by 30% in the age group 31-38 year. In this study, 10 % of
COVID-19 pregnant women suffer from hypertension, 13% were with Diabetes, 35% with UTI while 70%
were suffered from fever.When reaching 24th week of pregnancy, and as shown in Table 3. The study showed
that 40% COVID-19 pregnant women experienced completed the period with a pre-term labor, 10% was
with miscarriagebefore the 24thweek of pregnancy, while 50% of them completed the period continued the
pregnancy. In this study, 82.5 % of COVID-19 pregnant women with preterm labor were suffered previously
from fever comparing with 55% of COVID-19 pregnant women without preterm labor. The study showed the
highest mean of C-reactive protein was present COVID-19 pregnant women with preterm labor (22.5±2.14
mg/ml), fan lowest mean was in women who without preterm labor (14.6±2.11 mg/ml) (P<0.01).
Conclusions: The study showed a significant relation ofCOVID-19 infection with pregnant women who
pre-term labor especially who have high body temperature.
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