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How likely are pregnant women to die from COVID-19?

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  • LizB
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    2 months ago
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    Pregnant women are immunocompromised so probably slightly more at risk than they would be if not pregnant. But the #1 cause of death for pregnant women is still homicide (sadly true, look it up), so of the list of awful things that can happen to women during pregnancy or childbirth, COVID isn't even in the top 5.

    That said, keep in mind that death is not the only thing to be concerned about with COVID. Most people survive it, but many continue to live with ongoing health problems, including some that are likely permanent. Being pregnant may make a person more vulnerable to these kind of complications.

  • 2 months ago

    Younger people in general are very unlikely to die from it.

  • 2 months ago

    If you aren't immune-compromised, your life isn't at much risk, but your baby very well could be. Fetuses have very frail immune and undeveloped immune systems and as such, are vulnerable to defects, or even death in the womb. I wouldn't take my chances.

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