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A study of pregnant Scottish women who contracted COVID-19 found they had higher rates of premature birth, stillbirth and neonatal death, almost all of these cases in women who were diagnosed with the disease. He was not vaccinated when walking. paper published on thursday nature medicine, Underscoring the urgency of persuading pregnant women to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

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COVID has increased the risk of perinatal infant death from 0.56% to 0.8% and the risk of premature birth from 7.9% to 10.19%, as well as the risk of preeclampsia, a potentially fatal complication that is associated with a high Characterized by blood pressure and damage to organs. liver and kidney, the researchers found.

Among the women included in the study, 77.4% of Covid cases were associated with admission to hospital and 98% were related to admission to critical care or death of a child, which, according to the study, were among pregnant women who were undiagnosed when diagnosed with the disease. went.

Additionally, 16.6% of babies born within 28 days after their mother was diagnosed with COVID were premature, compared to the normal rate of 8%, the researchers said.

The study, which included 91,183 pregnancies out of 87,694 women in Scotland, found that only 32.3% of women who gave birth in October had received two doses of the vaccine, compared to 77.4% of all women in the country.

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