Pregnant women with severe COVID-19 symptoms are more likely to have complications during and after pregnancy. Researchers at the University of Utah and George Washington University studied over 1,200 pregnant women with the coronavirus. Fortunately only about 1 in 8 pregnant women had severe or critical symptoms. Compared to pregnant women without symptoms, those who experienced severe symptoms were at higher risk for C-sections, postpartum bleeding, and preterm birth. They also found that women with severe COVID symptoms were usually older, had a higher body mass index, and had underlying medical conditions. In better news, a study in JAMA Pediatrics found pregnant women pass COVID-19 antibodies to their babies, potentially protecting them from infection.