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Impact of covid-19 pandemic on pregnant women and nursing mothers: integrative review

Nursing & Care Open Access Journal
Giovanna de Freitas Santana,1 Marislei Sanches Panobianco2 Ana Paula Alonso Reis3


Objective: to identify research related to nursing care in Primary Health Care for obstetric patients and nursing mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: Integrative literature review in the LILACS, Scielo and MEDLINE databases using combinations “Pregnant Women OR Pregnancy AND COVID-19”, “Breastfeeding OR Breastfeeding AND COVID-19” and “Primary Health Care AND Obstetrics”. 28 articles were included in the search. Results: information analysed divided into 1) Vulnerabilities and impacts for women during pregnancy during the pandemic; 2) Potentials developed in the COVID-19 pandemic for pregnant and postpartum women; 3) Understand how to continue instructing women on breastfeeding in times of COVID-19 and 4) Protocols developed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusions: the study presented looks at assistance to pregnant and breastfeeding women during the pandemic and guides the work for this audience today.


COVID-19, nursing, women’s health