A reassuring study from Canada for women who are pregnant

A new study in the CMAJ offers reassuring news to women who are pregnant and worried about the possible implications of getting infected with the coronavirus sweeping the world.

In this study, researchers looked at data from than 2.4 million births in Ontario (over an 18-year period) and concluded that there were “no increases in preterm births or stillbirths during the first year of the pandemic”.

This data clearly does not include the recently prevalent Delta strain of the coronavirus, but although the Delta strain is clearly much more infectious than previous iterations of this virus, it’s still unlikely that the Delta strain will prove to be much more problematic than previous strains.

Pregnant women have enough to worry about without adding this one to their long list of potential concerns.