The Master at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin has been responding to concerns raised after four preliminary reports of stillbirths.

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The Master of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin says there is no evidence to suggest that there has been a rise in the number of stillbirths, because of COVID-19.

The comments come after four preliminary reports of stillbirths, that may be connected to covid placentitis.

The condition, which stops the placenta from working properly, is considered rare.

The head of the HSE‘s Women and Infants Health Programme, Professor Peter McKenna has given this advice for expectant mothers:

“If you have had COVID and you are concerned about the baby’s movements, you really should go to the hospital and have that checked out.  They will put in place the correct investigations to reassure you.”