COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines–Women's Health

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination in pregnancy: information for healthcare professionals. Version 1.0

Date: 2021 Jun 30
Developer: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

Guideline Focus
COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

Patient Population
Pregnant women

Major Interventions

  • Eligibility, choice, and timing of vaccination
  • Considerations for breastfeeding women and those considering a pregnancy or fertility treatment
  • Patient counseling and informed decision making

Management considerations for pregnant patients with COVID-19

Date: 2021 Jan 7
Developer: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)

Guideline Focus
Management of pregnant patients with COVID-19

Patient Population
Pregnant patients with COVID-19

Major Interventions

  • Identification of disease severity and principles of inpatient and outpatient care
  • Management of severe disease, including algorithm for intensive care admission and treatment options
  • Timing of delivery and other obstetrical considerations
  • Postpartum care considerations

Provider considerations for engaging in COVID-19 vaccine counseling with pregnant and lactating patients

Date: 2021 Dec 20
Developer: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)

Guideline Focus
Engaging in COVID-19 vaccine counseling with pregnant and lactating patients

Patient Population
Pregnant and lactating patients

Major Interventions

  • Discussion of benefits and risks of vaccination and disease to the patient and fetus
  • Vaccine mechanism, administration, efficacy, and boosters
  • Available safety data for vaccination in pregnancy
  • Postvaccination side effects and allergic reactions, including heparin avoidance
  • Considerations for those with an underlying condition

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