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Impacts of Covid-19 on Babies Following Infection During Pregnancy

• Covid infection during pregnancy increases risk of neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosis in babies by 2.17x during first year of life

(Edlow et al., 2022 doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.15787)

• Newborns born to mothers who had recovered from Covid 10+ weeks prior to birth show viral mRNA and proteins in their stool and signs of intestinal inflammation.

(Jin et al., 2022 doi: 10.1038/s41390-022-02266-7)

• Fetal lung volume is reduced following maternal Covid infection; this is most severe when infected in the third trimester. There is no sign of immediate respiratory distress but no long term follow up.

(Stoeklein et al., 2022 doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(22)00060-1)

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