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dc.contributor.advisorUhr, Stephanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorCerda, Madison R., 1997--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-19T16:29:14Z
dc.date.available2020-11-19T16:29:14Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-18
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/22713
dc.description.abstractOn March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic of a new strain of SARS-CoV-2, now officially named COVID-19. As a future nurse in labor and delivery I decided to focus on how coronavirus affects pregnancy. Pregnancy is considered a state of immune suppression, which makes this population especially vulnerable. The purpose of this literature review is to explore the health effects coronavirus has on the mother and fetus, while at the same time research possible treatment plans. The paper will highlight coronavirus’s history, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, obstetric workflow, how it affects the placenta, and breastfeeding recommendations. I selected 12 different articles provided by CINAHL and PubMed to review. All articles were peer-reviewed, full text, and screened for eligibility. Limits to the study include evolving research and articles only available in 2020. Results revealed coronavirus is an RNA virus working by reverse transcriptase. This makes it difficult to develop a vaccine. Also, placenta blood vessels suffered, but fetal APGAR scores we’re promising (8 and 9’s). Breastfeeding remains the best for fetal nutrition. Staff has been educated on proper obstetric workflow, and Dashraath et al. (2020) provided an excellent chart for reference. Overall, coronavirus and pregnancy outcomes is evolving and it is important to stay up to date on research.en_US
dc.format.extent17 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectCoronavirusen_US
dc.subjectpregnancyen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19 effectsen_US
dc.subjectobstetric workflowen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of COVID-19 on Pregnancyen_US
dc.type.genreEssayen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursing and Health Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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