Journal article

Clinical guidelines for caring for women with COVID-19 during pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate postpartum period

Pollyanna Pavlidis, Katherine Eddy, Laura Phung, Elise Farrington, Mairead Connolly, Rudy Lopes, Alyce N Wilson, Caroline SE Homer, Joshua P Vogel

WOMEN AND BIRTH | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11th March 2020. Since then there has been a rapid rise in development of maternal and perinatal health guidelines related to COVID-19. The aim of this project was to develop a database of Australian and international recommendations relating to antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care of women during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to identify inconsistencies in clinical guidance. METHODS: We conducted weekly web searches from 30th March to 15th May 2020 to identify recommendations pertaining to the care of women during pregnancy, labour and postpartum period from nationa..

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