Clinicians have also begun to report a particular side effect of Covid during pregnancy, which they are calling Covid placentitis. Placentitis is inflammation of the placenta, typically caused by an infectious agent, and is linked to stillbirths. And, more worryingly, the cases are not appearing in patients with the most severe presentations of Covid—they’re appearing in those with mild to moderate cases.
Up until July 2021, more than 99 percent of pregnant people admitted to hospitals in the UK with symptomatic Covid-19 were unvaccinated. But poor
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