Updated May 29, 2018 09:58:19 A pregnant woman who experiences a high fever, chest pain, or a severe cough during her third trampoline term could be putting herself at risk of contracting the coronavirus, a CDC study has found.
Researchers said they looked at data from more than 9,000 pregnant women in the United States who had experienced a fever or a cough during their third tramping term.
They also reviewed data from the National Center for Health Statistics, which reported that 28,000 of those women had had at least one positive test for the virus, compared with 11,000 in the previous year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging pregnant women to avoid public places and workplaces during the third trampship, including bars and restaurants, while in hospital.
“The most likely scenario is that a woman will become symptomatic during this time,” said Dr. Karen Farrar, director of the CDC’s Division of Health and Medical Services and the lead author of the new study.
“(It) is a very, very small number of women who are potentially at risk.”
The CDC has also said that the risk of pregnant women contracting the virus is relatively low.
Although the study does not address specific cases, the findings show the risk for pregnant women who have been exposed to the virus could be reduced.
Experts said the study did not include data on people who had been infected during pregnancy or during the first three months of pregnancy, so it cannot tell how the risk is changing.
But Dr. Joseph S. Pankratz, a pediatrician at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said the results are consistent with other studies showing that a high-risk pregnant woman can be at increased risk for complications after giving birth.
He noted that women who had an infection during pregnancy may not be as exposed to other infections.
“Pregnant women who give birth or who have a preexisting infection are at a greater risk for the complications of the disease,” he said.
It is important for women to be aware of the potential risk of exposure, he added.
A second study published in the New England Journal of Medicine said that pregnant women should avoid wearing tight-fitting garments during the trampole.
Pregency can lead to a host of health problems, including low birth weight, lower birth weight in infants and increased risk of high blood pressure.
While the CDC has not said when a pregnant woman might be at risk, the report said that “pregency in the third quarter of pregnancy is particularly risky and can lead in some cases to preterm delivery or stillbirth”.
“The risk for postpartum hemorrhage is significantly increased in pregnant women with preexistent infections,” the CDC said.