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Coronavirus: Pregnant women have higher chance of severe symptoms; risk to babies is ‘very low’

Pregnant women, particularly those from ethnic minorities, are at increased risk of severe Covid-19, according to a global study.They are also more likely to be admitted to intensive care or to need invasive ventilation than women of reproductive age who have the virus but are not pregnant.Pre-existing conditions in pregnant women such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes also increase the risks, research by the University of Birmingham in the UK and the World Health Organisation…

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