Viruses, Vol. 15, Pages 2386: Maternal COVID-19 Serological Changes & mdash;Comparison between Seroconversion Rate in First and Third Trimesters of Pregnancy and Subsequent Obstetric Complications: A Cohort Study

Viruses, Vol. 15, Pages 2386: Maternal COVID-19 Serological Changes—Comparison between Seroconversion Rate in First and Third Trimesters of Pregnancy and Subsequent Obstetric Complications: A Cohort Study Viruses doi: 10.3390/v15122386 Authors: Maria N. Rayo Adriana Aquise Irene Fernandez-Buhigas Lorena Gonzalez-Gea Coral Garcia-Gonzalez Mirian Sanchez-Tudela Miguel Rodriguez-Fernandez Diego Tuñon-Le Poultel Belen Santacruz Maria M. Gil Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to respiratory diseases. We aimed to study seroconversion rates during pregnancy in a cohort of consecutive pregnancies tested in the first and third trimesters and to compare the maternal and obstetric complications in the women who seroconverted in the first trimester and those who did so in the third. This was an observational cohort study carried out at the Hospital Universitario de Torrejón, in Madrid, Spain, during the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. All consecutive singleton pregnancies with a viable fetus attending their 11–13-week scan between 1 January and 15 May 2020 were included and seropositive women for SARS-CoV2 were monthly follow up until delivery. Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 (IgA and IgG) were analyzed on stored serum samples obtained from first- and third-trimester routine antenatal bloods in 470 pregnant women. Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 were detected in 31 (6.6%) women in the first trimester and in 66 (14.0...
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