Pregnancy and birth

2021

  • Global policies on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy vary widely by country according to new online tracker – news report

https://hub.jhu.edu/2021/06/28/tracker-map-of-vaccine-policies-for-pregnant-women/ June 28

  • Centre Approves Covid-19 vaccination for pregnant women – news report

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/centre-approves-covid-19-vaccination-for-pregnant-women-11624635010798.html June 25

  • They Would Have Stopped Births, if They Only Could have”: Short-and Long-Term Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic—a Case Study From Bologna, Italy – research article 
  • Protecting Women’s and Newborns’ Rights in a Public Maternity Unit During the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Case of Dra. Eloísa Díaz – La Florida Hospital in Santiago, Chile – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.614021/full

  • When Maintaining Relationships and Social Connectivity Matter: The Case of New Zealand Midwives and COVID-19 – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.614017/full

  • On the Outside Looking In: A Global Doula Response to COVID-19 – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.613978/full

  • Born in Captivity: The Experiences of Puerto Rican Birth Workers and Their Clients in Quarantine – research article https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.613831/full
  • Access to Maternal Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Indigent Mothers and Health Care Providers in Kilifi County, Kenya – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.613042/full

  • Maternity Care Preferences for Future Pregnancies Among United States Childbearers: The Impacts of COVID-19 – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.611407/full

  • “Soldiers of the System”: Maternity Care in Russia Between Bureaucratic Instructions and the Epidemiological Risks of COVID-19 – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.611374/full

  • Transitions in Black and Latinx Community-Based Doula Work in the US During COVID-19 – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.611350/full

  • Pregnancy, Birthing, and Postpartum Experiences During COVID-19 in the United States – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/13930/the-global-impact-of-covid-19-on-maternity-care-practices-and-childbearing-experiences#articles

  • Emergent Change in a Mexican Midwifery Center Organization Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/13930/the-global-impact-of-covid-19-on-maternity-care-practices-and-childbearing-experiences#articles

  • Pregnancy During the Global COVID-19 Pandemic: Canadian Experiences of Care – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2021.611324/full

  • Women’s postpartum experiences in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study – research

http://cmajopen.ca/content/9/2/E556

  • Amid focus on Covid-19, pregnant women at risk of not getting care – news article

https://tkpo.st/2S2VENh

  • Pregnancy during COVID-19 lockdown: How the pandemic has affected new mothers – news article

https://theconversation.com/pregnancy-during-covid-19-lockdown-how-the-pandemic-has-affected-new-mothers-159789 May 19

  • Available medications used as potential therapeutics for COVID-19: What are the known safety profiles in pregnancy – research

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0251746 May 19

  • Unintended Pregnancy During COVID-19 Pandemic Among Women Attending Antenatal Care in Northwest Ethiopia: Magnitude and Associated Factors – research

https://www.dovepress.com/unintended-pregnancy-during-covid-19-pandemic-among-women-attending-an-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-IJWH May 18

  • Stillbirths higher among Covid-positive pregnant women in second wave – news article

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/noida-news/stillbirths-higher-among-covid-positive-pregnant-women-in-second-wave-101621360933971.html may 18

  • How The COVID-19 Second Wave Adversely Affects Pregnant Women – news article

https://feminisminindia.com/2021/05/17/covid-19-second-wave-adversely-affects-pregnant-women/ may 17

  • Surrogacy and the COVID-19 vaccine – a UK perspective – Bionews

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_156655 May 24

  • UK women forced to wear face masks during labour, charity finds – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/may/14/uk-women-forced-to-wear-face-masks-during-labour-charity-finds May 14

  • Pregnant women stressed, depressed and lonely during COVID-19 pandemic – report

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/p-pws042121.php April 21

  • Scarred by Zika and fearing new COVID-19 variants, Brazilian women say no to another pandemic pregnancy – commentary

 https://theconversation.com/scarred-by-zika-and-fearing-new-covid-19-variants-brazilian-women-say-no-to-another-pandemic-pregnancy-158366 April 28

  • Lessons From The Field: Offering Group Prenatal Care Via Telehealth During The COVID-19 Pandemic – research report

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20210428.468372/full/ April 29

  • ‘Calamity of maternal deaths’: Covid concern grows for Brazil’s pregnant – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/may/03/calamity-of-maternal-deaths-covid-concern-grows-for-brazils-pregnant?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=edit_2221&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1620029457 May 03

  • Research uncovers high risk to pregnant women from COVID-19 – research

https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2021-04-23-research-uncovers-high-risk-pregnant-women-covid-19 April 23

  • Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Among Pregnant Women With and Without COVID-19 Infection – The INTERCOVID Multinational Cohort Study

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2779182 April 22

  • Pregnant women who become infected with the coronavirus face elevated risks for complications – news article

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/covid-vaccine-appears-be-safe-during-pregnancy-large-cdc-report-n1264881https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/covid-vaccine-appears-be-safe-during-pregnancy-large-cdc-report-n1264881

  • Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons – research article April 21

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2104983

  • Pregnancy, Birthing, and Postpartum Experiences During COVID-19 in the United States – research article

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/13930/the-global-impact-of-covid-19-on-maternity-care-practices-and-childbearing-experiences#articles

  • Birth Rights & COVID-19: The Problem of Unconsented Vaginal Examinations – blog post

http://slsablog.co.uk/blog/blog-posts/birth-rights-and-covid-19the-problem-of-unconsented-vaginal-examinations/ April

  • Brazil asks women to delay pregnancy over new coronavirus variant fears – news report

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazil-scrambles-secure-sedatives-hospitals-overwhelmed-by-covid-19-2021-04-16/ April 16

  • Fact check: No evidence of miscarriage surge since vaccine rollout – news article

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/04/12/fact-check-no-evidence-surge-miscarriages-since-vaccine-rollout/7062549002/  April 12

  • Pregnant women in UK given green light to have Covid jab – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/16/pregnant-women-offered-covid-vaccine-uk April 16

  • Vaginal Examinations During Childbirth: Consent, Coercion and COVID-19 – commentary

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10691-021-09453-7 April 08

  • Choice in Childbirth + COVID19 workshop – Poster
  • Mental health: More help for new and expectant mothers in England – news article

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56639858 April 6

  • Substance Abuse among Pregnant Women on the Rise During COVID-19 – news article

https://www.verywellhealth.com/pregnancy-substance-use-disorders-during-covid-19-5116371 March 17

  • COVID-19 has created a risky practice on newborn care, study finds – news article

https://www.devex.com/news/covid-19-has-created-a-risky-practice-on-newborn-care-study-finds-99408 March 16

  • Woman gives birth to baby with antibodies after receiving COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant – news article

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/543413-woman-gives-birth-to-baby-with-antibodies-after March 16

  • New research highlights risks of separating newborns from mothers during COVID-19 pandemic – report

https://www.who.int/news/item/16-03-2021-new-research-highlights-risks-of-separating-newborns-from-mothers-during-covid-19-pandemic                       March 16

  • Here’s what pregnant women should know about the J&J COVID-19 vaccine – news article

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/pregnant-women-jj-covid-19-vaccine/story?id=76327748 March 12

  • COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/uob-crt030921.php March 10

  • Study: COVID-19 pandemic can affect mothers and infants through immune pathways – news article

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210310/Study-COVID-19-pandemic-can-affect-mothers-and-infants-through-immune-pathways.aspx

  • ‘My parents still haven’t met my baby’: Becoming a mum in the pandemic – news article

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/new-parents-lockdown-covid-babies-b1816551.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB March 14

  • Baby infected with coronavirus in the womb — news article

https://theconversation.com/baby-infected-with-coronavirus-in-the-womb-new-study-154990 March 1

  • How COVID-19 has changed the way we give birth – news article

https://theconversation.com/how-covid-19-has-changed-the-way-we-give-birth-155933?utm_medium=ampemail&utm_source=email March 2

  • The ramifications of COVID-19 on maternal health in Kenya – research

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/26410397.2020.1804716

  • Health anxiety and related factors among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study from Iran – research

https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-021-03092-7

  • COVID-19 Converges With The Opioid Epidemic: Challenges For Pregnant And Postpartum Women With Opioid Use Disorder – news article

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20210218.847791/full/ Feb 19

  • Pfizer to begin Covid vaccine clinical trial in pregnant women – news article

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/pfizer-begin-covid-vaccine-clinical-trial-pregnant-women-n1258233 Feb 18

  • What pregnant people face during COVID-19 – news article

https://www.axios.com/what-pregnant-people-face-during-covid-19-15c73b01-356e-4088-82b0-5d5aba0bfd41.html Feb 11

  • Importance of COVID vaccine during pregnancy & breast feeding – news report

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/importance-covid-vaccine-during-pregnancy-breast-feeding Feb 11

  • COVID-19 in pregnant women and newborn babies – UK Parliament report

https://post.parliament.uk/covid-19-in-pregnant-women-and-newborn-babies/ Feb 15

  • Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant? Here’s what experts say. – news article

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/science-and-technology/2021/02/should-you-get-the-covid-19-vaccine-while-pregnant-heres-what Feb 8Maternal mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown in China, Italy

  • Maternal mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown in China, Italy, and the Netherlands: a cross-validation study – research (open access)

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/maternal-mental-health-during-the-covid19-lockdown-in-china-italy-and-the-netherlands-a-crossvalidation-study/29362295BA9F0EF424384D194EAFF6A6

  • Why COVID Vaccines Are Likely Safe for Pregnant People – report

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-covid-vaccines-are-likely-safe-for-pregnant-people1/

  • Neonates Born to Mothers With COVID-19: Data From the Spanish Society of Neonatology Registry

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/2/e2020015065

  • Pregnant women should get Covid-19 vaccine, US doctors say, despite conflicting international advice – news article

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/29/health/pregnancy-covid-vaccine-wellness/index.html Jan 30

  • ‘There is a lot of distrust’: why women in their 30s are hesitant about the Covid vaccine – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jan/31/there-is-a-lot-of-distrust-why-women-in-their-30s-are-hesitant-about-the-covid-vaccine Jan 30

  • Evidence Builds That Pregnant Women Pass Covid Antibodies to Newborns – news article

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/well/family/covid-antibodies-pregnant-newborn.html Jan 29

  • New research finds severity of COVID-19 determines likelihood of pregnancy complications

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-01/sfmm-nrf012721.php  Jan 28

  • The Coronavirus Vaccine Presents a Dilemma for Pregnant Women – news article

https://www.newyorker.com/science/medical-dispatch/the-coronavirus-vaccine-presents-a-dilemma-for-pregnant-women Feb 1

  • COVID-19 increases mortality rate among pregnant women – news article

https://newsroom.uw.edu/news/covid-19-increases-mortality-rate-among-pregnant-women Jan 27

  • If you’re pregnant or trying, should you get the vaccine? – newsletter

https://www.heyreprotech.com/p/if-youre-pregnant-or-trying-should?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMDQ3NzkwMywicG9zdF9pZCI6MzE4OTEyNjcsIl8iOiJiMG5ZaiIsImlhdCI6MTYxMTY3NTg1MSwiZXhwIjoxNjExNjc5NDUxLCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMjA3NyIsInN1YiI6InBvc3QtcmVhY3Rpb24ifQ.qCi_oKTz2ul4SY1GjlhnkHWzACllysT4XQoDqu-GXRI&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email&utm_content=share Jan 26 

  • Tackling Covid-19 lockdown teen pregnancies, school dropouts – news article

https://www.herald.co.zw/tackling-covid-19-lockdown-teen-pregnancies-school-dropouts/ Jan 23

  • Israel recommends coronavirus vaccine for pregnant women, marking a shift as some countries reassess risk – news article

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/01/22/coronavirus-vaccine-pregnant-women-israel-risks/ Jan 22

  • With Little Data to Guide Them, Pregnant Health Care Workers Are Stepping Up to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 – news article

https://time.com/5931545/covid-19-vaccines-pregnancy/ Jan 21

  • Addressing inequities in maternal health among women living in communities of social disadvantage and ethnic diversity – research article

https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-021-10182-4

  • COVID-19 Ups Complication Risks During Childbirth – news article

https://consumer.healthday.com/1-19-covid-19-raises-complication-risks-for-pregnant-women-during-delivery-2649952270.html Jan 20

  • Association between maternity harassment and depression during pregnancy amid the COVID‐19 state of emergency – research article

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1348-9585.12196  Jan 19

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal health: a scoping review

https://reproductive-health-journal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12978-021-01070-6

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal Mental Health – research article

https://journals.lww.com/mcnjournal/Abstract/9000/Impact_of_COVID_19_on_Maternal_Mental_Health.99785.aspx – Jan 13  

  • Factor Housing into Maternal and Neonatal Health Policy – news article

https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2021/01/factor-housing-maternal-neonatal-health-policy/ Jan 13

  • Amid Covid-19 pandemic, hospital births fall by 18% in Mumbai – news article

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/mumbai-news/amid-covid-19-pandemic-hospital-births-fall-by-18-in-mumbai-101610541742884.html Jan 13

  • The Effects of COVID-19 on Placenta and Pregnancy: What Do We Know So Far? – research article

https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4418/11/1/94 Jan 08

2020

  1. Indigenous communities’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and consequences for maternal and neonatal health in remote Peruvian Amazon: a qualitative study based on routine programme supervision – research article

https://birthpsychology.com/journal/article/how-birth-providers-united-states-are-responding-covid-19-pandemic

  • Pregnancy, Birth and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States – research article

https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2020.1761804

  • But Not Maternity – Open Letter to NHS

https://pregnantthenscrewed.com/but-not-maternity/ Nov 14

  • Mothers needlessly separated from babies under UK hospital Covid rules – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/16/mothers-needlessly-separated-babies-hospital-covid-rules  Nov 16

  • UK government urged to protect pregnant women in second Covid wave – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/nov/05/uk-government-urged-to-protect-pregnant-women-in-second-covid-wave?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Nov 5

  • Pregnancy and giving birth during the pandemic. Are women dealing with this on their own? – commentary

http://www.globalwomenconnected.com/2020/10/pregnancy/  Oct 22

  • Hispanic Women More Prone to COVID in Pregnancy – news article

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20201022/covid-19-more-common-in-pregnant-hispanics-than-other-moms-to-be-study#1 Oct 22

  • Indigenous women report racism and neglect in COVID-19 Canada childbirth – news article

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/indigenous-women-racism-covid-19-canada-childbirth/ Oct 20

  • Racial disparities in maternal mortality are exacerbated by COVID-19 – news article

https://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/racial-disparities-are-exacerbated-by-covid-19 Oct 1

  • CDC Revises Covid-19 Risks During Pregnancy as Research Lags – report
  • UK reproductive healthcare could benefit from implementing practices from low- and middle-income countries – report

https://www.bpas.org/about-our-charity/press-office/press-releases/uk-reproductive-healthcare-could-benefit-from-implementing-practices-from-low-and-middle-income-countries/  Sept 30

  • ‘The aftercare was shocking’: Nine in 10 women say maternity choices changed due to Covid-19 crisis – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/27/prioritise-pregnant-bame-women-coronavirus-nhs-england JUne 27

  • Postnatal depression has almost tripled during coronavirus pandemic, study finds – news article

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/postnatal-depression-pregnancy-mothers-lockdown-study-anxiety-stress-maternal-a9577186.html June 21

  • New report shows a majority of women skipping prenatal care due to COVID-19 – report

https://www.wbrc.com/2020/06/20/new-report-shows-majority-women-skipping-prenatal-care-due-covid-/ June 20

  • Maternal health matters – commentary

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/maternal-health-matters/article31854774.ece/amp/?__twitter_impression=true June 18

  • Maternal transmission of COVID-19 to baby during pregnancy is uncommon, study finds – research

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-maternal-transmission-covid-baby-pregnancy.html June 15

  • Risks Of Home Birth Loom For Women In Rural Africa Amid Lockdowns – news article

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/06/12/873166422/risks-of-home-birth-loom-for-women-in-rural-africa-amid-the-lockdowns?t=1592396994888 June 12

  • Pregnant indigenous women in Panama face COVID-19 fears, lack of transport – news article

https://www.unfpa.org/news/pregnant-indigenous-women-panama-face-covid-19-fears-lack-transport June 11

  • When COVID-19 Strikes in Pregnancy, C-Section Tied to Worse Outcomes – news article

https://consumer.healthday.com/infectious-disease-information-21/coronavirus-1008/when-covid-19-strikes-in-pregnancy-c-section-tied-to-worse-outcomes-758493.html June 11

  • Giving birth at home during Covid-19: ‘Black mothers were already scared’ – video

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2020/jun/10/giving-birth-at-home-during-covid-19-black-mothers-were-already-scared-video June 10

  • The effect of COVID-19 on pregnancy still a priority for research – commentary

https://www.focusonreproduction.eu/article/ESHRE-News-Coronavirus-3 June 8

  • ‘There are more births in the car park’: a midwife’s experience of the Covid-19 crisis – commentary

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/04/more-births-car-park-midwifes-experience-covid-19-crisis June 4

  • Pregnant Women Coping with COVID-19 Pandemic – Study

https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SL6TJumn1zJdGt

  • Denied beds, pain relief and contact with their babies: the women giving birth amid Covid-19 – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/may/28/denied-beds-pain-relief-and-contact-with-newborns-the-women-giving-birth-covid-19-coronavirus May 28

  • Pregnant women with COVID-19 show placenta injury in small study – report

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pregnancy/pregnant-women-with-covid-19-show-placenta-injury-in-small-study-idUSKBN22Y2U8?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews May 22

  • Conception & Pregnancy Study COVID 19

https://cap-covid.uk/

  • S. Coronavirus Advice Is Failing Pregnant Women – news article

https://www.sapiens.org/body/covid-19-and-childbirth/ May 21

  • BAME women make up 55% of UK pregnancy hospitalisations with Covid-19 – News article

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/16/bame-majority-pregnant-women-hospitalised-covid-19-troubling-midwives?CMP=share_btn_link May 16

  • Pregnancy, Birth and the Covid-19 Pandemic in the United States – research article

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01459740.2020.1761804 May 14

  • Closing Pakistan’s Maternity Wards Puts Women at Risk: Protect Health Workers, Ensure Essential Medical Care During Pandemic – HRW report

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/05/09/closing-pakistans-maternity-wards-puts-women-risk May 09

  • Covid-19: The time to shield all pregnant frontline workers is now – BMJ article

https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1792 May 04

  • Covid-19 and pregnancy – BMJ article

https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1672 May 04

  • ‘I was alone’: how giving birth is changing during the pandemic – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/03/giving-birth-coronavirus-pandemic-hospitals?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other May 3

  • Motherhood experience during COVID-19 – Call for Research

Link for the 0-3 months information sheet

Link for the >28 weeks pregnant information sheet

Analysis of 38 Pregnant Women with COVID-19, Their Newborn Infants, and Maternal-Fetal Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Maternal Coronavirus Infections and Pregnancy Outcomes – research article

https://www.archivesofpathology.org/doi/10.5858/arpa.2020-0901-SA, https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2020-0901-SA

  • ‘A lifeline’: the doulas guiding clients through childbirth – from a distance – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/apr/22/doulas-childbirth-coronavirus-pandemic?CMP=share_btn_link April 22

  • The Sociology of Testing: Pregnancy Tests – video commentary with relevance to COVID-19

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-4446.12758 (“What the pregnancy test is testing”) April 21

  • Covid-19 & pregnancy – navigation page : primary data sources

https://ripe-tomato.org/2020/04/21/covid-19-pregnancy-navigation-page/ April 21

  • Pregnant, then screwed – survey to understand the experiences of pregnant workers during the Covid19 epidemic.

https://pregnantthenscrewed.typeform.com/to/Pt1PXI, April

  • COVID-19 Technical Brief for Maternity Services – UNPF report

https://www.unfpa.org/resources/covid-19-technical-brief-maternity-services April

  • Pregnancy and Birth During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic – Call for research

https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9t31iCfGwKa7R1H

  • COVID19 during pregnancy: a systematic review of reported cases – research article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32311350 April 17

  • UK Border Force told US woman to go home because visit was ‘non essential’ – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/16/us-woman-refused-entry-uk-visit-pregnant-daughter April 16

  • Ethiopia’s midwives grapple with the COVID-19 while ensuring safe delivery – UNFPD report

https://www.unfpa.org/news/ethiopias-midwives-grapple-covid-19-while-ensuring-safe-delivery April 14

  • Coronavirus and women’s health: Contraception, pregnancy and menopause – commentary

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/coronavirus-and-womens-health/84679/ April 1

  • Giving birth during COVID-19 – commentary

https://heyreprotech.substack.com/p/giving-birth-during-covid-19, March 31

  • Coronavirus may be transmitted in the womb – news article

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_148815 March 30

  • Midwife shortage doubles as NHS staff diverted to tend Covid-19 patients – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/29/midwife-shortage-doubles-as-nhs-staff-diverted-to-tend-covid-19-patients , March 29

  • Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’ – news article

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/parenting/nyc-coronavirus-hospitals-visitors-labor.html?searchResultPosition=2 March 28

  • NHS trusts begin suspending home births due to coronavirus – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/nhs-trusts-suspending-home-births-coronavirus March 27

  • Initial Assessment of Clients Presenting for Intrapartum Care: Summary of Key Considerations in the Context of COVID-19

https://www.jhpiego.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Jhpiego-Assessment-of-clients-presenting-for-IP-Care-COVID-19-25MAR2020.pdf March 25

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Maternal and Newborn Health & COVID-19 – Technical Brief

https://www.unfpa.org/resources/sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights-maternal-and-newborn-health-covid-19-0, March 23

  • Covid-19 in pregnancy – overview of study cases

https://ripe-tomato.org/2020/03/22/covid-19-in-pregnancy/, March 22

  • Effects of COVID19 on childbirth practices – Rapid Response article for Medical Anthropology

In progress; contact: davis-floyd@mail.utexas.edu

  • Labour Support Guide during Covid-19
  • What We Can Learn From Hospital Restrictions on Birth Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic – commentary/ blog post

http://advocatesforpregnantwomen.org/blog/2020/03/what_we_can_learn_from_hospita.php

  • Some Pregnant Women in New York City Will Have to Deliver Babies Alone – commentary

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/parenting/coronavirus-labor-birth.html , March 24

https://heyreprotech.substack.com/p/fertility-and-covid-19 March 17

  • Coronavirus while pregnant or giving birth: here’s what you need to know – commentary/advice

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-while-pregnant-or-giving-birth-heres-what-you-need-to-know-133619, March 16

  • Clinical guidance Covid19 – Professional recommendation ACOG

https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/03/novel-coronavirus-2019 March 13

  • COVID-19: Suggestions On Managing Patients Who Are Undergoing Infertility Therapy Or Desiring Pregnancy – Professional recommendation ASRM

https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/news-and-research/press-releases-and-bulletins/covid-19-suggestions-on-managing-patients-who-are-undergoing-infertility-therapy-or-desiring-pregnancy/ , March 12

  • Clinical characteristics and intrauterine vertical transmission potential of COVID-19 infection in nine pregnant women: a retrospective review of medical records – Lancet

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30360-3/fulltext

  • Potential Maternal and Infant Outcomes from Coronavirus 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV-2) Infecting Pregnant Women: Lessons from SARS, MERS, and Other Human Coronavirus Infections – research article, Open Access

https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/12/2/194 February 10