Author(s): Pelin CALPB?N?C?, P?nar UZUNKAYA ÖZTOPRAK, Ay?e Sevim AKBAY KISA
The coronavirus infection (COVID-19) seen in China around December 2019 has now spread around the world to cause a pandemic. The rapid spread of the virus, due to the lack of vaccination and treatment, has increased the morbidity and mortality rates in people infected with the virüs. This fact has been a source of concern since it also creates risks for the health of pregnant women, fetuses, mothers and newborns. There is limited evidence on available sources about the effect of COVID-19 on the health of pregnant women, fetuses and newborns. Because pregnant women are more sensitive to severe pneumonia, respiratory pathogens and the number of cases in studies is small the process should be controlled more carefully. Therefore, the aim of this review is to investigate the effect of COVID-19 on the health of pregnant women, fetuses, postpartum women and newborns on suspected or certain cases with this infection. Furthermore, the review also aims to be a primary aid on care and applications for health professionals, especially nurses who often give care to patients one-on-one.