Studies: Risk of stillbirth, COVID-19 deaths in pregnant women rose due to delta variant

Doctors aren't certain of the connection, but they say pregnant women with COVID-19 have a difficult time getting oxygen-rich blood to their babies.

News 12 Staff

Nov 22, 2021, 11:59 AM

Updated 880 days ago

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Pregnant women who become infected with the delta variant of COVID-19 are at an increased risk of a stillbirth or dying during childbirth, according to two studies.
One of those studies from the CDC found women diagnosed with COVID-19 are more likely to suffer a stillbirth and that risk increased when the delta variant appeared.
Doctors aren't certain of the connection, but they say pregnant women with COVID-19 have a difficult time getting oxygen-rich blood to their babies.
The second study shows deaths among pregnant COVID-19 patients also rose when the delta variant became dominant.


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