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5th Edition of

Singapore Nursing Research Conference

March 24-26, 2025 | Singapore

Nursing 2022

Soumini Gangaraju

Speaker at Singapore Nursing Research Conference 2022 - Soumini Gangaraju
Rangaraya Medical College, India
Title: Pregnancy and COVID 19- care in need cesarean section emerging scenarios


Pregnant women are one of the vulnerable group of population and are susceptible to community spread of covid19, moreso have serious pregnancy complications are with moderate or severe symptoms. Co-morbidity (DM, hypertension, immunosuppression PET, BMI, asthma) increases the risk of severe illness Complications like COVID-19 induced coagulopathy in pregnancy, cardiomyopathy in pregnancy pneumonia, ARDS also Maternal mortality. So Key considerations include identification of risk cases and preventive strategies. Counseling regarding the importance of routine hygiene practices such as washing hands often, wearing mask, maintaining physical distancing, and limiting contact. Symptom-based strategy, hospitalization need , ICU admissions, intrapartum, postnatal care of mother and infant, breast feeding practices, contraception, follow up along with antiviral drugs and supportive care to decrease cesarean sections and prematurity will be discussed. Preventive care includes mandatory maternal immunizations and Covid 19 Vaccination, psychological support with needed Obstetric care Audience Take Away: • Nursing personnel are first contacts to receive and treat covid positive pregnant women as a Team approach along with doctors. So should be tainned to identify the risk complications and treatment strategies. • Feto maternal care. • Yes it is a Team approach with prevention, diagnosis and treatment the patient and infant care will be practiced • Vaccination is a preventive strategy. • Risk factor identification treatment of co morbidities can prevent mortality. Barrier nursing can prevent fetal transmission.


Dr. G. Soumini studied MBBS at Nagarjuna University, India and did post-graduation in obstetrics & Gynecology in 1997 with handful academic awards, Prizes, Gold medals. She then joined as Assistant Professor at Guntur medical College India. Obtained the position of an Associate Professor at Rangaraya Medical College. Now working as, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Andhra Medical College Visakhapatnam India. She has published more than 20 research articles in various journals. She is Peer reviewer of few National international journals. Fellow of Indian college of Obstetricians & Gynecologists holds membership in ISAR, FOGSI and IMA.