Last week a team of researchers from Bournemouth University and the University of Huddersfield published a blog on the Healthy Newborn Network on ‘Pregnancy and COVID-19: Lessons so far‘ . The blog highlights that since COVID-19 is a new disease, we are still learning how it spreads most commonly, what the best prevention measures are and how it affects different groups of people including pregnant women. The blog mentions particularity the excellent contribution made on the topic by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with input from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland in the online publication: Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy – guidance for healthcare professionals: Version 8 – 17 April 2020
The Bournemouth University lead on this blog is Dr. Preeti Mahato is working as a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH). Preeti has conducted her PhD research in the field of maternal health, perinatal health and health services research and she has published in these areas. Prof. Padam Simkhada from the Univerisyt of Huddersfield is Visiting Professor in BU’s Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Pasang Tamang, the lead author, is PhD student at the University of Huddersfield.
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
- Tamang, P., Mahato, P., van Teijlingen E, Simkhada, P. (2020) Pregnancy and COVID-19: Lessons so far, Healthy Newborn Network [14 April] healthynewbornnetwork.org/blog/pregnancy-and-covid-19-lessons-so-far/