Association of SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Serious Maternal Morbidity and Mortality From Obstetric Complications

Key Points

Question  Among pregnant and postpartum individuals, is SARS-CoV-2 infection associated with increased risk of maternal mortality or serious morbidity from obstetric complications?

Findings  In this retrospective cohort study that included 14 104 patients, a composite outcome of maternal death or serious morbidity related to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, postpartum hemorrhage, or infection other than SARS-CoV-2 occurred significantly more frequently in individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection compared with individuals without SARS-CoV-2 infection (13.4% vs 9.2%, respectively).

Meaning  Among pregnant and postpartum individuals, SARS-CoV-2 infection was associated with increased risk of a composite outcome of maternal mortality or serious morbidity from obstetric complications.

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