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Increased risks for the mother but no consequences for the baby’s brain

Previous studies have shown that vaccinated pregnant women are less often infected with SARS-CoV-2. In this study published in the journal PLOS Medicine at the end of last November, and taken up by the national press, the researchers studied 245,000 births over the period from January to June 2020.

In comparison with a group of pregnant women who did not covid, those diagnosed positive “had a higher frequency of ICU admission (5.9% vs. 0.1%), mortality (0.2% vs. 0.005%), preeclampsia / eclampsia (4.8% vs. 2, 2%), gestational hypertension (2.3% against 1.3%), peripartum and postpartum hemorrhage (10.0% against 5.7%) “.

The risk of premature births and cesarean sections is also greater. These risks of complications affect more particularly pregnant women suffering from comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes or pregnancy-induced hypertension.

At the same time, a study reassures parents about the development of the child during pregnancy. Baby’s brain development is comparable to that of other fetuses, according to MRI scans of patients infected with Covid-19 at 28 weeks gestation on average.

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