Severe COVID-19 infections linked to higher stillbirth, preterm birth risks: study

New data from a Canadian study links COVID-19 to increased risk of pregnancy complications including preterm birth and stillbirth, with the risks rising if infection is severe. Montreal researchers conducted … Read More

Pfizer, BioNTech begin COVID-19 vaccine trials on pregnant women

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have started an international study with 4,000 volunteers to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their COVID-19 vaccine in healthy pregnant women, the companies said … Read More

Coronavirus found in placenta, but experts say mother-to-baby transmission is rare

Cases of transmission of COVID-19 from pregnant mothers to their babies are rare and should not spark undue concern, experts said on Tuesday after a case study was published suggesting … Read More

Effects of coronavirus on pregnancy still mostly unknown, Canadian researchers say

Clinicians and epidemiologists don’t yet know much about COVID-19 and pregnancy, says the leader of a newly formed national network that’s aiming to fill in those gaps. “We scoured the … Read More

Coronavirus tough calls: When a mother and newborn can stay together — and when they can’t

As the number of new coronavirus cases rises across Ontario, hospitals are preparing to help deliver babies to women who test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. … Read More

‘The unknowns’: Giving birth amidst the worldwide coronavirus pandemic

“What is your biggest fear about giving birth?” a fellow classmate asked me during an open chat in my first prenatal class. Looking down, holding my swollen belly, I responded: “Having … Read More