Current Commentary: PDF OnlyEarly Acute Respiratory Support for Pregnant Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) InfectionPacheco, Luis D. MD; Saad, Antonio F. MD; Saade, George MDAuthor Information Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the Division of Surgical Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas. Corresponding author: Luis D. Pacheco, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest. Editing services were provided by LeAnne Garcia in the Publication, Grant, and Media Support Office of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These services are provided to the authors at no cost as part of their affiliation with the department. Each author has confirmed compliance with the journal's requirements for authorship. Peer reviews and author correspondence are available at http://links.lww.com/AOG/B886. Received April 15, 2020 Received in revised form April 20, 2020 Accepted April 21, 2020 Obstetrics & Gynecology: April 29, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003929 Free PAP Metrics AbstractIn Brief The present coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting pregnant patients worldwide. Although it appears that the severity of disease is reduced in pregnant patients, some are likely to develop severe disease. Our objective is to summarize the basic initial respiratory support interventions recommended for pregnant patients with infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Early oxygen supplementation, conservative fluid management, and prompt identification for the need of more intense respiratory support are crucial in the management of pregnant patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). © 2020 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.