Data from China found severe complications in 8% of pregnant women with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).1 However, the high rate of cesarean deliveries (>90%) in Chinese reports is concerning,2 and whether mode of delivery is associated with maternal complications or neonatal transmission is unknown.3 We assessed births to women with COVID-19 by mode of delivery.
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Corresponding Author: David Baud, MD, PhD, Materno-Fetal and Obstetrics Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accepted for Publication: May 26, 2020.
Published Online: June 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.10125
Correction: This article was corrected on July 21, 2020, for data and statistical significance changes.
Author Contributions: Drs Martínez-Perez and Vouga had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Drs Martínez-Perez and Vouga contributed equally.
Concept and design: Martínez-Perez, Vouga, Cruz Melguizo, Panchaud.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Martínez-Perez, Vouga, Forcen Acebal, Panchaud, Muñoz-Chápuli, Baud.
Drafting of the manuscript: Vouga, Cruz Melguizo, Forcen Acebal, Panchaud, Baud.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Martínez-Perez, Vouga, Panchaud, Muñoz-Chápuli, Baud.
Statistical analysis: Martínez-Perez, Vouga, Panchaud, Muñoz-Chápuli, Baud.
Obtained funding: Martínez-Perez.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Martínez-Perez, Cruz Melguizo, Muñoz-Chápuli, Baud.
Supervision: Martínez-Perez, Cruz Melguizo, Panchaud, Muñoz-Chápuli, Baud.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Contributions: We thank the Emergencia Obstetrica España Group for participation in the study. We also thank Tirso Perez Medina, MD, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Puerta de Hierro University Hospital, Autonoma University, Madrid, Spain, for his contribution to the design of the study and data collection. He received no compensation for his participation.
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