Understanding COVID-19 infection in pregnant women and their babies

This study of pregnant women with confirmed COVID-19 infection in England aims to answer important questions about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and their infants, and to better understand the risk and routes of transmission from mother to baby.


Primary objective:  To assess the risk of COVID-19 infection in newborn infants born to pregnant women with confirmed COVID-19 infection and determine possible routes of mother-to-child transmission


Type of study: Observational

Countries: United Kingdom


Sample size: As many pregnant women in England over 12 months as possible


Study participants: Confirmed COVID-19 infection in pregnant women ≥ 24 weeks gestation


Study status: Recruiting


Principal investigator

  • Dr Shamez Ladhani, Public Health England


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Last updated: August 2020



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