The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread fears and strains on healthcare systems. Healthcare personnel and the global community are continuously struggling to evolve through the ongoing pandemic and its challenges. The unexpected surge of infectious COVID-19 cases has led to the cancellations of non-essential hospital appointments and delays in various procedures in many healthcare settings. Nevertheless, the healthcare sector has recognized the importance of providing integrated patient care through telemedicine-based health delivery systems. The practical approach to restructuring the clinical practices for the functional telehealth-based healthcare systems is much-needed in the current times. This narrative literature review sheds some light on the substantial clinical impacts of COVID-19 on women with pregnancy, lactation, and infertility. The study also reflects research about telehealth-based obstetrics- and gynecology-related health delivery services in the COVID-19 crisis. Meanwhile, robust, well-constructed scientific research may help identify short- and long-term telehealth practice outcomes on health and healthcare systems.
COVID-19, Pregnancy, Lactation, Infertility, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Telecommunication, Virtual Care, Pandemic
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Maternal-Fetal Care and Telehealth in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Narrative Review