Volume 150, Issue 1 p. 53-57
Clinical Article

Analysis of vaginal delivery outcomes among pregnant women in Wuhan, China during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jing Liao

Jing Liao

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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Xiaoyan He

Xiaoyan He

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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Qing Gong

Qing Gong

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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Lingyun Yang

Lingyun Yang

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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Chunhua Zhou

Chunhua Zhou

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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Jiafu Li

Corresponding Author

Jiafu Li

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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Jiafu Li, No.169 Donghu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

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First published: 29 April 2020
Citations: 55

Abstract

Objective

To study vaginal delivery outcomes and neonatal prognosis and summarize the management of vaginal delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods

A retrospective analysis of medical records and comparison of vaginal delivery outcomes between 10 pregnant women with clinical diagnosis of COVID-19 and 53 pregnant women without COVID-19 admitted to Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University between January 20 and March 2, 2020. Results of laboratory tests, imaging tests, and SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid tests were also analyzed in neonates delivered by pregnant women with clinical diagnosis of COVID-19.

Results

There were no significant differences in gestational age, postpartum hemorrhage, and perineal resection rates between the two groups. There were no significant differences in birth weight of neonates and neonatal asphyxia rates between the two groups. Neonates delivered by pregnant women with clinical diagnosis of COVID-19 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Conclusions

Under the premise of full evaluation of vaginal delivery conditions and strict protection measures, pregnant women with ordinary type COVID-19 can try vaginal delivery without exacerbation of COVID-19 and without increasing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in neonates.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

The authors have no conflicts of interest.