COVID-19 infection during pregnancy increases severe maternal morbidity and death. In particular, pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection are at increased risk of respiratory problems and admission to the intensive care unit . Moreover, their babies can be born before the term and admitted to neonatal intensive care unit more frequently than babies from pregnancies without COVID-19. There has been interesting evidence about a possible relationship between pre-eclampsia and COVID-19 infection in pregnancy. However, the type of relationship between them is still unclear. I would like to summarize what we have learnt so far from the literature.
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Being a PhD student in a European training network is a life-changing adventure. Moving to a new country, carrying out a research project, facing scientific (and cultural) challenges, travelling around Europe and beyond… Those 3 years certainly do bring their part of new - sometimes frightening - but always enriching experiences.