Purpose: The study aimed to find out whether pregnant women were more likely than non-pregnant women to be hospitalized and had the worse outcome due to COVID-19 and intensive care unit (ICU) admission.
Methods: The study is of cross-sectional design. One hundred and nine pregnant and non-pregnant in child bearing age (16- 49 years) participated in the study. Information about their stay, gestational age, if pregnant,and the presence of medical diseases such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, asthma, or other disease were recorded. There was a follow-up regarding the duration of hospital stay, their prognosis, and the mortality rate was taken.
Results: Diseases such as hypertension and the increase in maternal age were prevalent among the women admitted to ICU. This group of participants has the worst outcome. In our study, pregnant ladies needing respiratory support with CPAP bad prognosis since 18 of the 19 pregnant ladies died.
Conclusion: Women of reproductive age with SARS-CoV-2 were shown to be at increased risk of pneumonia and even death. Even with ICU hospitalization, 18 of 19 pregnant ladies who participated in this study and who needed CPAP as respiratory support died. The 17 ladies with hypertension included in our study had the worse outcome regarding hospital stay duration and bad prognosis or even death.