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Presentation date

Summer 8-12-2021

College, Institute, or Department


Faculty Mentor

Dr. Ann Anderson-Berry

Research Mentor

Dr. Ann Anderson-Berry


Approximately 116 million births have been reported worldwide in the nine months following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the effects of COVID-19 infection during pregnancy on birth outcomes are not fully understood. An IRB-approved study enrolled 115 mothers since March 2020, 5 of whom had a confirmed history of COVID-19 infection during pregnancy. For each COVID-19-infected mother, two mothers of similar age, gestation period, and race who were not infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy were matched 2-to-1 for a case-control analysis. Descriptive statistics were generated, and the Mann-Whitney U test was used to compare continuous variables between the two groups. Fisher’s Exact test was used to evaluate categorical outcomes between the groups. P


COVID-19, neonatology, pediatrics, pregnancy, birth outcomes

Impact of COVID-19 Infection During Pregnancy on Neonatal Birth Outcomes