International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023

COVID-19 Infection during Third Trimester of Pregnancy and its Impact on Fetal Growth

Dr Noora KK

Abstract: This study conducts a retrospective analysis to evaluate the frequency and impact of Intrauterine Growth Restriction IUGR in pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection during the third trimester. The research involved 30 COVID-19 positive pregnant women, excluding those over 35 years of age or with a history of IUGR in the current pregnancy. Utilizing high-resolution B-mode ultrasound, the study assessed fetal biometry, including biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference, and femur diaphysis length, to estimate fetal weight. The results indicated a significant presence of IUGR in COVID-19 infected pregnant women, compared to non-infected individuals. The study highlights the importance of early detection of potential adverse perinatal outcomes for effective antenatal care and timely intervention. It contributes to the growing body of evidence suggesting the impact of COVID-19 on fetal development, particularly in the context of the immunocompromised state of pregnancy.

Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, Pregnancy, Intrauterine Growth Restriction IUGR, Fetal Biometry, COVID-19

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 2029 - 2030

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