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Monday, August 23, 2021

UAB hospital is seeing record numbers of pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19 as the delta variant spreads rapidly in Alabama. There were 39 unvaccinated pregnant women admitted to UAB hospital in August.



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The women in the ICU and some of the others in the hospital had to have their babies delivered prematurely, as early as at week 26 of pregnancy, eleven weeks before full term.

"Nearly all of these women are delivering pre-term " not because they are laboring pre-term, but because we are effecting a pre-term birth because the virus is doing so much damage to these women," said Akila Subramaniam, M.D., associate professor in UAB's Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

A recent study found pregnant women infected with COVID-19 are more likely to have pre-term births.

"If a mom is not oxygenating her body well, she is not oxygenating the baby well either," added Audra Williams, M.D., assistant professor in UAB's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-23 12:41 AM | Reply

Babies with brain damage? I sense future Republicans in the making!

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-08-23 11:13 AM | Reply

Quick .... Give them preg'nint wimminfolk some cow dewormer!

#3 | Posted by anton at 2021-08-23 11:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

SEVEN! All pregnant! at one hospital!
America, kindly remove heads collectively from rectum.

#4 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-08-23 11:51 AM | Reply

This anti-vax, anti-mask thing is a whole new take on being 'pro-life'. Protect the unborn, but don't ask their moms to mask up or get the shot. That makes as much sense as being anti-abortion and pro-gun...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2021-08-23 01:13 PM | Reply

It's gawdz plan

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-08-23 02:35 PM | Reply

Praise Covid, it will deliver us from Idiocracy.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-23 03:18 PM | Reply

If you're not taking covid precautions you're not pro-life. You're likely just a damn attention w_______

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-23 03:30 PM | Reply

Funny none of these stories are coming from Blue states.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-23 04:31 PM | Reply

They should take the babies and give them to a nice liberal family.

#10 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-08-23 10:52 PM | Reply

Uab is a very good hospital.

They will probably save these idiots.

#11 | Posted by kudzu at 2021-08-23 11:04 PM | Reply

The CDC did not officially recommend COVID vaccinations for pregnant people until TWO WEEKS ago. Pregnant people and immune compromised people were not included in the trials. Although these people have been allowed to be vaccinated, the CDC has stopped short of recommending it due to the lack of testing and data. Until August 11, which is when the first data was published.

#12 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-08-24 01:08 AM | Reply

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