Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/ebn.2011.100205
  • Midwifery
  • Cohort study

2009/H1N1 infection in pregnancy association with adverse perinatal outcomes

  1. May Li Lim
  1. Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore
  1. Correspondence to May Li Lim
    Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Level 7 Women's Tower, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899;{at}

Commentary on:

Implications for practice and research

  • 2009/H1N1 infection is associated with increased risk of perinatal death and preterm birth.

  • Infected women delivering preterm were more likely to be infected in the third trimester, be admitted into intensive care unit and have secondary pneumonia.

  • Further evaluation using larger sample size, rigorous matching of controls and consideration for variables lacking in current study will be advantageous.


Since identification of the 2009/H1N1 influenza virus, the increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality from this novel infection has been highlighted.1 Past pandemics and seasonal flu have shown inconsistent perinatal effects. Some data have shown increased risk of preterm birth and fetal death.2 Other studies have indicated no increased fetal risk, supported by …

This article has not yet been cited by other articles.

No Related Web Pages

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article