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Mimouni F, Lakshminrusimha S, Pearlman SA, Raju T, et al. Perinatal aspects on the covid-19 pandemic: a practical resource for perinatal-neonatal specialists. J Perinatol. 2020 Apr 10.

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the perinatal aspects of COVID-19.

OBJECTIVE: To summarize available evidence and provide perinatologists/neonatologists with tools for managing their patients.

METHODS: Analysis of available literature on COVID-19 using Medline and Google scholar.

RESULTS: From scant data: vertical transmission from maternal infection during the third trimester probably does not occur or likely it occurs very rarely. Consequences of COVID-19 infection among women during early pregnancy remain unknown. We cannot conclude if pregnancy is a risk factor for more severe disease in women with COVID-19. Little is known about disease severity in neonates, and from very few samples, the presence of SARS-CoV-2 has not been documented in human milk. Links to websites of organizations with updated COVID-19 information are provided. Infographics summarize an approach to the pregnant woman or neonate with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

CONCLUSIONS: As the pandemic continues, more data will be available that could lead to changes in current knowledge and recommendations.

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