Stillborn birth linked to maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection: case

Italian doctors say the baby's death was likely due to fetal vascular malperfusion associated with the infection

A case study in Italy suggests that maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection may be responsible for a stillbirth, brought about by fetal vascular malperfusion associated with the infection.

The report involved a 33-year-old white woman, gravida 3, para 2 at 36 weeks + 1 day of gestation, with preterm labour and asymptomatic COVID-19 infection.

Her vitals were normal on admission, and her past medical history was unremarkable.

An ultrasonographic assessment showed no fetal movement or