Covid-19 Can Complicate Pregnancy If Mom Is Obsese

Covid-19 Can Complicate Pregnancy If Mom Is Obsese

Many pregnant women have been anxious and feeling the stress that comes with the coronavirus pandemic in addition to being pregnant.

Researchers have had limited information on whether pregnancy puts women at any greater risk of contracting the virus or whether infection complicates pregnancy. However strict precautions are always taken and recommended.

Women who are overweight or obese before pregnancy often have underlying conditions such as respiratory problems, asthma or other conditions such as high blood pressure. Being obese could add more stress on the lungs.

Pregnancy itself puts some degree of stress on the lungs.

“So the same risk factors for severe Covid-19 that we’ve been seeing in non-pregnant people are also surfacing in the pregnant population,” Adams Waldorf said.

Dr Kristina Adams Waldorf, is a senior researcher into the topic of women and obesity and she is a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

“Most of the women had milder cases, but nearly 15% developed more severe breathing problems. All were hospitalised, and one woman who had asthma ended up in the intensive care unit.

In nearly all cases, the women were overweight or obese before pregnancy, and half had asthma or other conditions such as high blood pressure”, concludes Adams Waldorf.

News Article

Understanding Male Infertility: A Guide for Men on the Journey to Parenthood

Dear Gentlemen, Embarking on the journey to parenthood is a monumental step in life, one filled with excitement, anticipation, and …

Top Articles

How successful is IVF?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a successful method of assisted reproductive technology for individuals or couples struggling to conceive …

News Article

Navigating PCOS: My Personal Journey to Understanding and Coping

Navigating PCOS: My Personal Journey to Understanding and Coping Hey there, If you’re reading this, chances are you’re either struggling …

Top Articles

Coping with Infertility: Understanding Its Impact on Mental Health

Coping with Infertility: Understanding Its Impact on Mental Health Introduction: Infertility is a complex and emotionally taxing experience that affects …

News Article

Genetic testing in the fertility and pregnancy journey.

As we embrace Reproductive Health Month and Pregnancy Awareness Week this February, we delve into the diverse genetic testing services …