Journal of Genital System & DisordersISSN: 2325-9728

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Short Communication, J Genit Syst Disord Vol: 10 Issue: 6

COVID-19 Infection and Perinatal Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Malshani L. Pathirathna

Abstract

We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the current evidence on the effect of COVID-19 infection on maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes. Available literature was searched using MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane library from December 2019 to 30 June 2021. A combination of keywords for COVID-19 and perinatal outcomes was used. The quality assessment of the included studies was done using the National Institute of Health quality assessments tools for observational studies. A total of 21 observational studies that assessed the adverse perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with COVID-19 infection compared to non-infected pregnant women were selected. Out of the total, only 12 studies reported the incidence of COVID-19 among pregnant women, which was ranged from 1.3% to 29.1%. Six studies reported that COVID-19

Keywords: COVID-19

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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