Dr. Elizabeth Meade practices at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
“Our experience in the hospital has changed wildly over the last few weeks with delta variant in terms of the number of pregnant women we’re seeing, the severity of their illness, and the outcomes for them and their babies,” said Meade. “Our health care system has cared for a number of women over the last weeks who are pregnant, who are very sick, in the ICU on ventilators. Some women have lost their babies. Some women have had to deliver very early. Some women have died. And that’s happening all over the country.”