Covid 19 warning to pregnant women


In a study by the Endocrine Society (Endocrine Society) in the USA, it was announced that the risk of blood clots increases in excess of the female hormone estrogen. Scientists advised women to quit the birth control pill during the pandemic and use blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, to protect them from blood clotting, one of the most common causes of death, of the new type of corona virus (Covid-19).


According to the research, Covid-19 increases the risk of blood clots for people taking oral contraceptives (pills for birth control). Birth control pills contain estrogen, which can narrow the vessels. Individuals who are pregnant or taking HRT (hormone replacement therapy) face the same danger.

The co-author of the study is Dr. Daniel Spratt suggested that blood-thinning medications such as aspirin should be prescribed to all three groups who are pregnant, taking birth control pills and taking HRT:

“During pandemic, we need additional research to determine whether women infected during pregnancy will receive anticoagulation (medications and treatments to prevent blood clotting), or whether women taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy will give up. However, we have seen that the corona virus previously caused blood clots even in healthy people. ”


Dr. Spratt warned that estrogen can cause potentially fatal deep vein thrombosis (deep vascular occlusion) in some pregnant women and women using pills or HRT. Spratt said, “Blockages usually start on the legs. By moving up, they can cause a heart attack or stroke. It is known that oral contraceptives carry a risk that can be exacerbated by the corona virus. “If you are infected with Covid-19, these women may be at an even higher risk of blood clots.”

On the other hand, in the study, it was stated that women using contraceptives increase the probability of developing a blood clot quadruple, while it increased to five times during pregnancy:

“As more information about the effects of Covid-19 emerges, questions arise as to whether the infection worsens blood clots and pregnancy-related risks associated with combined oral contraceptives and other estrogen treatments.”


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