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Volume 16/Issue 3, May 2020

COVID-19: reflections on childbirth and neonatal care in Italy

Felicia Filomena Varsalone, translated by Elda Dermyshi

In Italy, the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection has hit with an uneven distribution and, fortunately, in the neonatal setting the virus affects fewer patients and with less severity. Nevertheless, the moment of childbirth has turned into a more complex event for healthcare professionals as we have to work with visors, masks and gowns. The continuously increasing number of COVID-19 cases has also given rise to the need for specific protocols to protect pregnant women and newborn babies.

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