Women and newborn health in COVID-19 time

Conteúdo atualizado em: 02/07/2022


Pregnancy and COVID-19

There are still many questions about the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on pregnancy, fetus, delivery, and newborn.

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Vertical transmission of infectious diseases

The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from one generation to another. It includes transmission in utero or intrapartum by exposure to blood and secretions, and postpartum exposure via breastfeeding.


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Sexual and reproductive care

Sexual and reproductive health care services were severely affected during this pandemic, leaving unmet needs for, among others, the distribution of contraceptives and the monitoring of sexually transmitted infections.
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Maternal death due to COVID-19

ThePAHO epidemiological alertperiodically updates data on the incidence, prevalence and mortality of pregnant women due to COVID-19


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Newborn care

Newborn care suffered, like other areas, the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19. There are many immediate, medium and long-term questions to be answered.


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Mental and perinatal health

Group care by the health team for pregnant women and their partners to establish affective, sensory and psychological bond between mother, father and fetus; prepare for childbirth; and help parents develop their future roles.


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