New Covid-19 condition adds to worries for expectant mothers

The news that recent stillbirths are associated with Covid-19 placentitis has reignited the debate on why mums-to-be are at the bottom of the vaccination priority list

7th March, 2021
New Covid-19 condition adds to worries for expectant mothers
Four recent stillbirths, he said, were believed to be associated with a condition known as Covid-19 placentitis, and as a result, every maternity unit in the country had been issued with a warning to remain alert for the condition

The twice-weekly Department of Health briefings are typically grim affairs that usually do not contain much in the way of surprises. But last Thursday, Dr Ronan Glynn, the deputy chief medical officer, made an announcement that caused a shock.

Four recent stillbirths, he said, were believed to be associated with a condition known as Covid-19 placentitis, and as a result, every maternity unit in the country had been issued with a warning to remain alert...

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