Maternal and fetal outcomes of the pregnant woman with COVID-19: The first case report in Taiwan

Le Ming Wang, Shih Ping Lai, So Jung Liang, Szu Ting Yang, Chia Hao Liu, Peng Hui Wang

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Objective: A real-Taiwan experience to deal with near-term pregnant woman infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19) is extremely limited. We described the first case in Taiwan. Case report: A 30-year-old woman, primigravida had a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection at 36 gestational weeks (GW). She was asymptomatic. Ten days later, she was hospitalized and receive a selective cesarean section with a term baby weighted 3142 gm (Apgar score 8 and 9 at 1st and 5th minute, respectively) at 38 GW. No evidence of in utero and direct transmission was found and newborn was free of COVID-19. Conclusion: It is still uncertain whether timing or mode of delivery is appropriate in SARS-CoV-2 infected pregnant woman in near term, but we suggested that a selective delivery time at 38 GW or later, regardless of which mode of delivery is finally decided, can be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-944
Number of pages3
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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