BREAKING! U.S.CDC Studies Show That Delta Variant Increases Risk Of Stillbirth Or Dying During Childbirth For Pregnant Women!
Two new studies released by the U.S.CDC shows that pregnant women who become infected with the delta variant are at increased risk of a stillbirth or dying during childbirth.
The studies were published on the CDC’s Online Journal: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
The published studies expand on reports from physicians nationwide across America who have noted an unprecedented rise in pregnant women becoming critically ill with COVID-19, particularly as the highly contagious variant has taken hold.
Dr Ellie Ragsdale, director of fetal intervention at UH Cleveland Medical Center told Thailand Medical News
, "We are seeing loads of pregnancy complications from Covid-19 infection."
Dr Ragsdale, who was not involved with the new research added that those complications include premature deliveries, abnormally high blood pressure in pregnant women, as well as pregnancy loss.
The first study analyzed the outcomes of more than 1.2 million pregnancies nationwide between March 2020 and September of this year.
Interestingly, stillbirths were rare in the United States before the pandemic, at a rate of 0.59 percent. Those rates remained similar even when the pandemic hit, at 0.64 percent among women who were never diagnosed with COVID-19.
However, the rate of stillbirths rose to 0.98 percent among expectant mothers infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, according to the CDC report.
Shockingly once the delta variant took hold in July this year, the rates alarmingly rose exponentially: 2.7 percent of COVID-positive pregnancies ended in stillbirth.
Corresponding author Dr Carla L. DeSisto told Thailand Medical News
, "Although stillbirth was a rare outcome overall, documented COVID-19 diagnosis was associated with a marked increase in the risk for stillbirth, with a stronger association during the period of delta variant predominance."
The research finding doesn't prove the delta variant causes more fetal demise, but increasingly, obstetricians are documenting notable differences in how much oxygen fetuses can absorb, depending on whether their mothers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Dr Ragsdale said she and many other physicians have noted that pregnant women with COVID-19 have a difficult time getting oxygen-rich blood to their growing fetuses.
Dr Ragsdale further added, "We're seeing areas of the placenta that are oxygen deprived. That's the baby's source of oxygen and survival in pregnancy."
However, the U.S. CDC analysis didn't assess vaccination status, but unvaccinated pregnant women may be at particular risk, many experts said.
The U.S. CDC said that as the delta variant took hold
in July, just under a third of pregnant women had been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The U.S. CDC also reported that among 34,016 COVID-19 positive pregnant women, 348 pregnancies were lost.
At the same time, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can also be deadly to the mother, particularly if she has an underlying health condition.
The second CDC report published last Friday looked at 15 deaths among COVID-19 positive pregnant women in Mississippi. Nearly all had some kind of chronic health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
It was reported that none had been fully vaccinated. In September 2021, the U.S.CDC issued a health alert urging pregnant women to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At the time, the U.S. agency reported that less than a third had received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr Zsakeba Henderson, deputy chief medical and health officer for the March of Dimes told media, "We have evidence to show there is no increased risk of miscarriage or poor pregnancy outcomes from the vaccine. All evidence points to the safety of this vaccine."
It should be noted that many earlier studies published by stupid researchers whose credentials are questionable claimed that COVID-19 did not affect pregnant mothers or the unborn, giving a fake sense of relief to many.
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