CC BY 4.0 · Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2020; 42(07): 420-426
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713408
Review Article

Covid-19 and Pregnancy: An Overview

Covid-19 e gravidez: Uma visão geral
1   Department of Fetal Medicine, Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2   Department of Radiology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
1   Department of Fetal Medicine, Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
1   Department of Fetal Medicine, Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
1   Department of Fetal Medicine, Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3   Prenatal Diagnostic Service, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AUSL Reggio Emilia, Italy
4   Department of Obstetrics, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
5   Medical Course, Universidade Municipal de São Caetano do Sul, São Caetano do Sul, SP, Brazil
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Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus infection (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020, there have been many concerns about pregnant women and the possible effects of this emergency with catastrophic outcomes in many countries. Information on COVID-19 and pregnancy are scarce and spread throughout a few case series, with no more than 50 cases in total. The present review provides a brief analysis of COVID-19, pregnancy in the COVID-19 era, and the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy.


Desde que a Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS) declarou a infecção por coronavírus (COVID-19) uma emergência de saúde pública de interesse internacional em janeiro de 2020, houve muitas preocupações sobre mulheres grávidas e os possíveis efeitos dessa emergência com resultados catastróficos em muitos países. As informações sobre COVID-19 e gravidez são escassas e se espalham por algumas séries de casos, com não mais do que 50 casos no total. A presente revisão fornece uma breve análise da COVID-19, gravidez na era COVID-19 e os efeitos da COVID-19 na gravidez.

Publication History

Received: 18 April 2020

Accepted: 07 May 2020

Publication Date:
19 June 2020 (online)

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