"Our objectives are: • To study maternal and neonate COVID-19 information in the Belgian-Obstetric Surveillance System database: clinical presentation and natural history of disease, pregnancy-related basic information, pregnancy outcomes, birth characteristics, infant morbidity and mortality. • To study the core socio-demographic information to potentially identify groups at higher risk of complications • Build a more informative dataset thanks to data mining of public databases This study will enable us to understand the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and their offspring in Belgium, and in the world via the contribution to the INOSS multicenter study. It might allow us to define an at-risk population among pregnant women and their offspring, and tailor epidemiologic and clinical interventions for these more vulnerable individuals."
Funding: Pending (FNRS)
Publication References: "1. The International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems study of uterine rupture: a descriptive multi-country population-based study. Vandenberghe G, Bloemenkamp K, Berlage S, Colmorn L, Deneux-Tharaux C, Gissler M, Knight M, Langhoff-Roos J, Lindqvist PG, Oberaigner W, Van Roosmalen J, Zwart J, Roelens K; INOSS (the International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems).BJOG. 2019. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15271. 2. Sow M, Schoenborn C, De Spiegelaere M, Racape J Influence of time since naturalization on socioeconomic status and low birth weight among immigrants in Belgium. A population-based study. Plos One, 14(8), e0220856. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220856. 3. Sow M, Racape J, Schoenborn C, De Spiegelaere M Is the socioeconomic status of immigrant mothers in Brussels relevant to predict their risk of adverse pregnancy outcome? BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 18(1), 422. DOI:10.1186/s12884-018-2043-3. 4. Luque-Fernandez MA, Thomas A, Gelaye B, Racape J, Sanchez MJ, Williams MA. Secular trends in stillbirth by maternal socioeconomic status in Spain 2007-15: a population-based study of 4 million births. Eur J Public Health. 2019 doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz086. 5. Racape J, Schoenborn C, Sow M, Alexander S, De Spiegelaere M. Are all immigrant mothers really at risk of low birth weight and perinatal mortality? The crucial role of socio-economic status. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Apr 8;16:75. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0860-9 "
Contact: Caroline Daelemans, Directrice de la Clinique d'Obstétrique, Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Caroline Daelemans, Professor