Pregnant woman discusses concerns after testing positive for COVID-19

[KSTP TV, July 20, 2020] Several pregnant women have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Twin Cities, according to the Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis.

"Recent information suggests that pregnant women may be at an increased risk of complications compared to non-pregnant women," said Dr. Heidi Thorson, medical director of labor and delivery at the Mother Baby Center, which is a partnership between Allina Health and Children's Minnesota. "Overall, the risk is low, but we are still gathering more information about how mom's illness could affect the pregnancy itself."

Thorson estimates about a dozen COVID-positive pregnant women have been admitted to Allina hospitals. She has personally cared for several in the intensive care unit.

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