Risks associated with a C-section rise when the mother has COVID-19.
THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with COVID-19 who deliver by cesarean section may be at greater risk for complications that affect them and their babies, new research suggests.
The study focused on 82 women with COVID-19 -- four of them with severe symptoms -- who gave birth in hospitals in Spain. Thirty-seven women delivered by cesarean section (C-section), including eight as a direct result of COVID-19 issues.
Nearly 30% of babies delivered by C-section had to go to the neonatal intensive care unit, compared with fewer than 20% of babies delivered vaginally, the researchers found.