Research links COVID-19 in pregnancy with stillbirths

FILE - A pregnant and intubated COVID-19 patient sits in the Surgical Intensive care unit (SICU) at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Pregnant women with COVID face increased chances for stillbirths and that risk spikes to four times higher with the delta variant compared with uninfected women, new CDC data show. (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face increased chances for stillbirths compared with uninfected women, and that risk spiked to four times higher after the delta variant emerged, new government data show.