Updates from the UK Obstetric Surveillance System programmes of research on severe complications in pregnancy.

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Thank you to all women who participated and the amazing reporting teams in all UK maternity units

It has been an absolute pleasure to support this study as a national group. Job satisfaction at its finest. An amazing turn around of a world leading report on Covid-19 in pregnancy. #teamwork #improvingoutcomes @NIHRresearch @Marianfknight @NPEU_UKOSS @crustymcrusty

Quoted @OBSevidence (Published 08 June 2020) now formally published. A brilliant world leading piece of work. And very reassuring for many pregnant women. In my clinic today, women still too frightened to come to hospital; this has to change.

Largest series in the world of COVID in pregnancy! At last a reason to be proud to be British !! Well done @NPEU_UKOSS and @Marianfknight. @M0MSuk @RCPLondon @RCObsGyn

✅ Pregnant women, including those from a BAME background, who develop more severe symptoms of coronavirus, or feel their recovery is delayed, may be developing more severe illness and need enhanced care. In these cases, they should contact NHS 111 or their maternity unit.

✅Healthcare professionals should be aware of this increased risk, and have a lower threshold to review, admit and consider multidisciplinary escalation in pregnant women from a BAME background.

✅Pregnant women from a BAME background should be told at each contact with a health professional that they may be at higher risk of complications of coronavirus, and advised to seek help early if they are concerned about their health.

"Addressing health inequalities is a key strategic priority for the RCOG and we continue to urge the Government to tackle these across women's health as a matter of urgency" - Dr Edward Morris, RCOG President. Read our response to the @NPEU_UKOSS study:

a month ago

Quoted @bmj_latest

NEW #BMJResearch finds that women from ethnic minorities account for over half of pregnant women in UK hospitals with covid-19. Read the results of a national surveillance study published by @bmj_latest today #covid19 @Marianfknight @NPEU_UKOSS

Thank you to all women who participated and the amazing reporting teams in all UK maternity units

a month ago

Quoted @SAinNCL

@NPEU_UKOSS @medsinpregnancy @MotherToBaby good to be collecting South African data to inform national policy

Great to see the South African Obstetric Surveillance Systems Consortium Covid-19 in pregnancy study in progress

Pregnant women with suspected or confirmed #coronavirus should seek care if they develop more severe symptoms or if they are taking a longer time than usual to recover, by contacting their maternity unit or dialling NHS 111. Read more advice below 👇

If you are pregnant, and from a BAME background, your maternity team may book you additional appointments, or refer you to a doctor or specialist clinic should there be any concerns about your health or your baby’s.

In response to this study, the RCOG national clinical guidance for health professionals and advice for pregnant women were updated. Health professionals are being advised that women with a higher risk should be told at each contact that they may be at risk of complications.

A recent study from @NPEU_UKOSS confirmed that pregnant women from a BAME background are more likely than other women to be admitted to hospital for coronavirus. Read more on the link below ⬇️

**New video!** Advice for pregnant women from a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background🤰🏿 Watch Dr Christine Ekechi, RCOG spokesperson on racial equality, talk about what women should know during the #coronavirus pandemic 👇 #covidmaternity

2 months ago

Quoted @RCObsGyn

Evidence has shown that Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the UK are more likely to suffer severe symptoms of #coronavirus. We want to ensure that pregnant women and their babies are kept safe during this time. Watch our video to learn more @MidwivesRCM

The @NPEU_UKOSS study highlighted the fact that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people are more likely to suffer severe symptoms of #COVID19. Watch and share this video from @RCObsGyn and @MidwivesRCM to ensure pregnant women and their babies stay safe. 💚

Quoted @RCObsGyn

📢 New updates on our coronavirus infection and pregnancy guidance 📢 Latest guideline for health professionals: Updated Q&A for pregnant women: #covidmaternity @MidwivesRCM @RCPCHtweets @DHSCgovuk

We have updated RCOG #CovidMaternity guidance following pre-print publication of the interim @NPEU_UKOSS report on COVID in pregnancy. New recommendations for midwives & doctors to have lower thresholds when planning care for BAME women with COVID & for women to access care early

Quick update to @RCPCHtweets and @BAPM_Official guidelines for #COVID19 Includes summary and link to @NPEU_UKOSS data


Initial analysis of @NPEU_UKOSS COVID-19 in pregnancy study now available as a pre-print via

Great example of how coordination between the @NPEU_UKOSS study team, @NIHRresearch and @rhcnrc and many many reporters and research midwives across the UK can swiftly bring data together to inform optimal care of our mums-to-be and their babies!

If you're pregnant, socially distancing in your third trimester (> 28 weeks) has been emphasised by this new research. The government's updated socially distancing guidance can be found here:

RCOG and RCM joint response to @NPEU_UKOSS study of more than 400 pregnant women hospitalised with #coronavirus in the UK: #covidmaternity

This data may look worse than it really is, because 180/427 of the infected women still have an ongoing pregnancy which will all hopefully continue with baseline rates of complications Amazing data, thank you to @NPEU_UKOSS 5/5

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