Background: Novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, has thus far affected more than 15 million individuals, resulting in more than 600 000 deaths worldwide, and the number continues to rise. In a large systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature including 2567 pregnant women, 7% required intensive care admission, with a maternal mortality ~1% and perinatal mortality below 1%. There has been a rapid increase in publications on COVID-19–associated coagulopathy, including disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and venous thromboembolism, in the non-pregnant population, but very few reports of COVID-19 coagulopathy during pregnancy; leaving us with no guidance for care of this specific population. Methods: This is a collaborative effort conducted by a group of experts that was reviewed, critiqued, and approved by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Subcommittee for Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. A structured literature search was conducted, and the quality of current and emerging evidence was evaluated. Based on the published studies in the non-pregnant and pregnant population with a moderate to high risk of bias as assessed by Newcastle-Ottawa scale and acknowledging the absence of data from randomized clinical trials for management of pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2, a consensus in support of a guidance document for COVID-19 coagulopathy in pregnancy was identified. Results and Conclusions: Specific hemostatic issues during pregnancy were highlighted, and preliminary recommendations to assist in the care of COVID-19–affected pregnant women with coagulopathy or thrombotic complications were developed. An international registry to gather data to support the management of COVID-19 and associated coagulopathy in pregnancy was established.
- COVID-19 pregnancy registry
- pregnancy and coagulopathy
- pregnancy and venous thromboembolism
- thromboprophylaxis in pregnancy