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Placentas from COVID-19 Positive Pregnant Women Show Damage

Researchers have found that the placenta from pregnant women infected with COVID-19 showed signs of disease, providing a glimpse into how the disease may affect pregnancy and the health of the growing baby.

The study authors analyzed placentas from 16 COVID-19 infected- pregnant women, and found some features of injury resulting from the infection. However, the researchers added that the babies were delivered healthy without any complications. This implies that it does not induce any negative outcomes in live-born infants. This is good news.

This study is the largest study to examine the impact of COVID-19 on placentas in women who tested positive for COVID-19. Researchers around the world continue to evaluate how  pregnant women and their children may be affected by COVID-19.

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