Meta Analysis on Pregnancy and Perinatal Outcomes of Pregnant Women with COVID-19

  • Saraswati Basnet Biratnagar Nursing Campus, IoM, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Keywords: human gestation, neonatal asphyxia, respiratory syndrome, reproductive health, perinatal resection


Covid-19' was originated from the Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and it was also named as 2019-nCoV SARS-CoV-2. The corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a newly discovered ribonucleic acid virus which is identified from the patients with unexplained pneumonia and severe in acute respiratory syndrome. This Meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effect on pregnancy, perinatal, and neonatal outcomes of pregnant women with Covid-19. This paper is mainly based on secondary data sources. Data has been collected from the reviews of international and national publications, such as journals, reports, articles, and e-resources published in April to November 2020. A formal extraction protocol workflow was used to measure Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocol (PRISMA-P). The findings show that 2099 newborns (including twins) were borned by 2093 pregnant women since the period of Covid-19. The result indicates that more than 74 percent of the pregnant women had given birth by cesarean section due to maternal Covid-19 complications and fetal distress. Most of the pregnant women have the following symptoms of Covid- 19, such as fever, cough, dyspnea, pneumonia, respiratory distress syndrome, premature delivery, etc; and neonates often have the following symptoms: respiratory distress pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia, neonatal death, and Covid-19 positive. This paper concludes that the pregnancy and perinatal outcome of pregnant women and neonates were varied, and their manifestation can range normal, mild, and severe.  


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Author Biography

Saraswati Basnet, Biratnagar Nursing Campus, IoM, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Lecturer in Nursing

How to Cite
Basnet, S. (2020). Meta Analysis on Pregnancy and Perinatal Outcomes of Pregnant Women with COVID-19. Molung Educational Frontier, 10, 169-180.