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    Resilience and vulnerability of maternity services in Zimbabwe: a comparative analysis of the effect of Covid-19 and lockdown control measures on maternal and perinatal outcomes at Mpilo Central Hospital.

    Authors: Clare Shakespeare; H Dube; S Moyo; S Ngwenya

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-52159/v1 Date: 2020-08-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: On 27th March the Zimbabwean government declared the Covid-19 pandemic a ‘national disaster’. Travel restrictions and emergency regulations have had significant impacts on maternity services, including staff shortages, resource stock-outs, and closure of antenatal clinics. Estimates of the indirect impact of Covid-19 on maternal and perinatal mortality expect it to be considerable, but little data is yet available.This study aims to examine the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown control measures on non-Covid outcomes in a government tertiary level maternity unit in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, by comparing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality before and after lockdown was implemented.Methods: This is a retrospective, observational study, using a cross-sectional design to compare routine monthly maternal and perinatal statistics three months before and after Covid-19 emergency measures at Mpilo Central Hospital.Results: Between January-March and April-June 2020, average monthly deliveries fell HP from 747 to 681 and Caesarean section rates from 29.8% to 26.6%. Women with unbooked pregnancies presenting in labour almost doubled from 4.4% to 8%. There was no substantial change, however, in maternal mortality or severe maternal morbidity (post-partum haemorrhage MESHD (PPH), uterine rupture HP uterine rupture MESHD, severe preeclampsia HP preeclampsia MESHD/ eclampsia HP), stillbirth MESHD rate or special care baby unit (SCBU) admission. There was a small increase in early neonatal death MESHD ( ENND MESHD) from an average of 18.7 to 24.0 deaths per month.Conclusion: Maternal and perinatal outcomes must continue to be monitored to assess the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown measures as the epidemic in Zimbabwe unfolds. Despite the vulnerability of the healthcare system, the resilience and commitment of maternity units and healthcare workers to providing care in the most difficult circumstances should not be underestimated.

    Clinical Manifestation and Maternal Complications and Neonatal outcomes in Pregnant Women with COVID 19: An Update a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

    Authors: Marzieh Soheili; Ghobad Moradi; Hamid Reza Baradaran; Maryam Soheili; Yousef Moradi

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-27383/v1 Date: 2020-05-07 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background Existing evidence indicates that the risk of obstetric and perinatal outcomes is higher in women with coronavirus infection MESHD. outbreaks suggest that pregnant women and their fetuses are particularly susceptible to poor outcomes. However, there is little known about pregnancy related complications and co-morbidity in this group of women. Therefore, this, systematic review and meta-analysis performed in order to find out whether COVID-19 may cause different manifestations and outcomes in antepartum and postpartum period or not.Methods We searched databases, including Medline (PubMed), Embase, Scopus, Web of sciences, Cochrane library, Ovid and CINHAL to retrieve all articles reporting the prevalence SERO of maternal and neonatal complications, in addition clinical manifestations, in pregnant women with COVID 19 that published with English language from January to April 2020. Results 11 studies with total 177 pregnant women included in this systematic review.Results show that the pooled prevalence SERO of neonatal mortality, lower birth weight, stillbirth MESHD, premature birth HP, and intrauterine fetal distress MESHD fetal distress HP in women with COVID 19 were 4% (95% Cl: 1 - 9%), 21% (95% Cl: 11 – 31%), 2% (95% Cl: 1 - 6%), 28% (95% Cl: 12 - 44%), and 15% (95% Cl: 4 - 26%); respectively. Also the pooled prevalence SERO of fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD were 56% (95% Cl: 30 - 83%), 30% (95% Cl: 21 - 39%), 9% (95% Cl: 2 - 16%), and 3% (95% Cl: 1 - 6%) in the pregnant women with COVID-19.Conclusion According to this systematic review and meta-analysis, the pregnant women with COVID-19 with or without pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD, are at a higher risk of pre- eclampsia HP eclampsia MESHD, preterm birth, miscarriage and cesarean delivery. Furthermore, the risk of LBW and intrauterine fetal distress HP seems increased in neonates.

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