Maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality among pregnant women with and without COVID-19 infection: The INTERCOVID multinational cohort study

JAMA Pediatrics Villar J, Ariff S, Gunier RB, et al. | August 04, 2021


Pregnant women with COVID-19 diagnosis consistently exhibit higher rates of adverse outcomes, including maternal mortality, preeclampsia, and preterm birth, compared with those without COVID-19 diagnosis.

  • This multinational cohort study was performed including 2,130 pregnant women in 18 countries.

  • Increased risk of a composite maternal morbidity and mortality index was observed for women with COVID-19 diagnosis.

  • Significantly higher severe neonatal morbidity index and severe perinatal morbidity and mortality index were recorded for newborns of women with COVID-19 diagnosis.

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