Expectant mothers risk complications from Covid infection


Ragananthini Vethasalam

Pregnant women with underlying conditions such morbid obesity, underlying medical illness such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and kidney disease as well those aged above 35 could be more at risk if they contract Covid. – EPA pic, September 2, 2021.

PREGNANT women face risks and complications before and during birth if they contract Covid-19, Dr Janani Sivanathan a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Sunway Medical Centre, said.

Seventy pregnant women in Malaysia are reported to have died due to complications from Covid-19 this year, compared with zero such cases last year.


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