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DOI: 10.47026/2413-4864-2021-3-35-47

Denisova T.G., Sergeeva A.I., Grigoreva A.S., Rechapova E.E., Sergeev I.I., Denisova E.A.

Possible Health Consequences for Newborns from Mothers WHO Suffered COVID-19 During Pregnancy

Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, pregnancy, newborns, fetus

According to the WHO statement dated March 11, 2020, the coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2 has reached the scale of a pandemic and is currently a world health problem. A special group of the population that requires increased attention is pregnant women due to the fact that pneumonia occupies the third place in the structure of indirect causes of maternal mortality. Pregnant women whose immune system has changed appeared to be at an increased risk of infection. Pregnancy is a risk factor for the development of a more severe course of acute respiratory viral diseases and influenza. To date, the issue of intrauterine transmission of coronavirus disease remains completely unexplored, which causes fear among pregnant women for the future generation. Addition of a new coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2 has a negative impact on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, the health of newborns, especially in patients with a burdened obstetric history. Pregnancy itself and childbirth do not affect the course of COVID-19, but the infection addition can complicate the course of gestation, causing respiratory distress syndrome, premature birth and spontaneous miscarriages, congenital pneumonia and antenatal death of newborns born from covid-positive mothers. The literature published from December 1, 2019 to July 30, 2021 was searched in several databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar and the WHO COVID-19 database, of which 52 articles were selected for detailed consideration. The relevant literature was searched to understand the issues of infection transmission to newborns from infected mothers and the clinical manifestations of the disease in the former. As a result, it was found that newborns can become infected with SARS-Cov-2 in close contact with infected patients or asymptomatic virus carriers. However, based on the data of modern literature, it is impossible to unequivocally answer the questions posed, more facts are needed to solve the problem. The practical significance of the work is that the results of the study should be used for further studying the consequences of COVID-19 for the health of newborn children.


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About authors

Denisova Tamara G.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Sergeeva Adelina I.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Grigorieva Alexandra S.
3rd Year Student of the Medicine Faculty, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Rechapova Enje E.
5th Year Student of the Medicine Faculty, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Sergeev Ivan I.
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:
Denisova Elena A.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:

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Denisova T.G., Sergeeva A.I., Grigoreva A.S., Rechapova E.E., Sergeev I.I., Denisova E.A. Possible Health Consequences for Newborns from Mothers WHO Suffered COVID-19 During Pregnancy [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2021. – №3. P. 35-47. – URL: DOI: 10.47026/2413-4864-2021-3-35-47.