CDC Says Delta Variant Increases Risk of Stillbirth in Pregnant Women

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CDC says delta variant , increases risk of stillbirth.CDC says delta variant , increases risk of stillbirth.NBC News reports pregnant women infected with COVID-19 have increased odds of stillbirth or dying while giving birth.NBC News reports pregnant women infected with COVID-19 have increased odds of stillbirth or dying while giving birth.New research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes an increase in critically ill COVID-19 cases among pregnant women.This increase has become even more pronounced as the extremely infectious delta variant takes hold.This increase has become even more pronounced as the extremely infectious delta variant takes hold.We are seeing loads of pregnancy complications from COVID-19 infection. , Dr. Ellie Ragsdale, director of fetal intervention at UH Cleveland Med Center, via NBC News.Historically, stillbirths have been incredibly rare in the United States, occurring at a rate of 0.59%.Per the CDC's report, 2.7% of all coronavirus-positive pregnancies have ended in stillbirth since July 2021.Experts say pregnant women with COVID-19 struggle to provide oxygen-rich blood to their growing fetuses.Experts say pregnant women with COVID-19 struggle to provide oxygen-rich blood to their growing fetuses.We're seeing areas of the placenta that are oxygen-deprived, that's the baby's source of oxygen and survival in pregnancy. , Dr. Ellie Ragsdale, director of fetal intervention at UH Cleveland Med Center, via NBC News.We're seeing areas of the placenta that are oxygen-deprived, that's the baby's source of oxygen and survival in pregnancy. , Dr. Ellie Ragsdale, director of fetal intervention at UH Cleveland Med Center, via NBC News.The CDC says of 34,016 pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19, 348 lost their children.The CDC says of 34,016 pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19, 348 lost their children.In July, fewer than a third of pregnant women had received a COVID-19 vaccine