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COVID-19 Control Measures Shorten Hospital Stays for Moms & Babies

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A Cedars-Sinai study released Monday shows new infection prevention practices implemented during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in significantly shorter hospital stays for mothers and their babies, with no changes in the rates of cesarean deliveries, complications, or poor outcomes.

The retrospective study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, examined the impact of several modifications in the Labor and Delivery Unit at the Los Angeles medical center. The changes included temperature screening of all patients and visitors, limiting the number of visitors, providing staff with personal protective equipment, and new approaches to ...