RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The sharp increase in deaths among pregnant women from Covid-19 worries Brazilian authorities, who, amid a worsening pandemic, have called for postponing pregnancy plans and accelerating the vaccination of expectant mothers.
The average number of deaths of pregnant women from Covid-19 has doubled in Brazil in 2021 compared to 2020, increasing that specialists attribute to the spread of new variants and the country's fragile health policies.
Between January and April of this year alone, at least 433 pregnant women or women who recently gave birth lost their lives due to covid-19, compared . . .