Changes in Pregnancy Delivery Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Delivery Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic as Reported in a Pregnancy Mobile App: Retrospective Cohort Study. JMIR Pediatr Parent 2021;4(4):e27769
Given obstetric care rapidly changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ovia set out to better understand how delivery outcomes were changing. We analyzed over 300,000 births (half reported pre-pandemic, half reported post-pandemic) and found that the post-pandemic cohort reported a 5% decrease in preterm birth rates, a 30% increase in home birth rates, and 7% decrease in average length of stay at the hospital post-delivery. There were no differences in C-section rates between groups.