Pregnancy Outcome in COVID-19 Suspected and COVID-19 Confirmed Women: A Comparative Analysis


  • Saima Chaudhary
  • Sarwat Nazir
  • Fatima Shahbaz
  • Sara Humayun
  • Naheed Akhtar
  • Shamsa Humayun



COVID-19, suspected, confirmed, pregnancy outcome


Objective: To determine pregnancy outcome in COVID-19 suspected and confirmed women presenting to a tertiary care hospital. Methods: An analytical study comparing clinical outcome of confirmed COVID-19 with suspected COVID-19 pregnant women was carried out during three-month period from 1st July to 30th September 2020 at COVID-19 ward on pregnant women of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore. Information including clinical features, obstetrical outcome, ventilatory support and mortality was collected on a predesigned Proforma. The data were analyzed by using SPSS version 24. Qualitative data were expressed as frequency, percentages and chi-square, While quantitative variables as mean ± SD. Results: Eighty-three patients were enrolled, including 41 confirmed and 42 suspected COVID-19 cases. The mean age was 28.59 years +4.9. The mean gestational age on admission was 31.98 weeks. Obstetrical complications included miscarriage in 5 (11.6%) cases, preterm labor in 5 (11.6%), PPROM in 1 (2.3%) and IUD in 2 (4.7%) in COVID-19 suspect group. A total of 17/41 confirmed and 19/42 suspected COVID-19 were delivered during the study mostly through caesarean section. Supplemental oxygen, ICU admission, and invasive mechanical ventilation were more common in COVID-19 suspect group compared to confirmed COVID-19 group. There were 12(28.5%) mortalities in COVID-19 suspect group as compared to 2/41 (4.8%) in confirmed COVID-19 group. Conclusion: In patients having epidemiological exposure, clinical features of COVID and suggestive chest X-ray/CT chest findings even with negative COVID-19 PCR, high index of suspicion of COVID-19 must be mainstay to prevent delayed management and disease spread till the availability of more sensitive test.



How to Cite

Chaudhary, S. ., Nazir, S. ., Shahbaz, F. ., Humayun, S. ., Akhtar, N. ., & Humayun, S. . (2021). Pregnancy Outcome in COVID-19 Suspected and COVID-19 Confirmed Women: A Comparative Analysis. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 27(2).




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