CDC’s covid-19 recommendations for pregnant women

Pregnant women with Covid- are at higher risk for being hospitalized and ending up in an intensive-care unit than those who are not according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The CDC has put pregnancy to the list of health conditions that make Covid- patients more likely to suffer severe difficulties. A study by the agency showed that pregnant women have higher risk to be hospitalized, higher risk to be admitted to the ICU and, higher risk to receive mechanical ventilation. However, Pregnant women did not have a higher risk of death, according to the CDC’s findings.

As with the general population, Black and Hispanic pregnant women were excessively impacted.

The CDC said pregnant women might have a lower threshold for being admitted to the hospital. But ICU admission and use of mechanical ventilation are “distinct proxies for illness severity.”

Director Robert Redfield said on an interview with media that the CDC recommends anyone at higher risk for Covid- complications limit contact with others as much as possible.

“We think it’s imperative to get the information out there that pregnant women need to take higher precautions,” Dana Meaney-Delman, CDC’s Covid- deputy incident manager, said.

The agency wasn’t able to assess the effects of the virus on the fetuses or babies born to those women since the pandemic hasn’t gone on long enough, but she said she “wouldn’t be surprised” if they are at higher risk for preterm birth. It is always important for pregnant women to protect themselves from illnesses.