Commentary

Maternal postnatal health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Vigilance is needed

Citation

Bick D, Cheyne H, Chang Y & Fisher J (2020) Maternal postnatal health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Vigilance is needed. Midwifery, 88, Art. No.: 102781. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102781

Abstract
First paragraph: Six months ago a new respiratory infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) was confined to one province of China. Globally to date, 4.5 million cases and over 300,000 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19, numbers that are probably significant underestimates (Elflein, 2020). As COVID-19 is highly infectious, the United Kingdom (UK) government, in line with governments across the world, introduced lockdown measures to limit the spread of infection. These actions have had significant effects on everyone, including pregnant and postnatal women.

Keywords
Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Maternity and Midwifery

Journal
Midwifery: Volume 88

StatusPublished
Publication date30/09/2020
Publication date online30/06/2020
Date accepted by journal07/06/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31712
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN0266-6138
eISSN1532-3099

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