The updated guidelines also remove 65 as the age when more severe outcomes may occur. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its list of underlying conditions that may lead to more severe outcomes from a COVID-19 diagnosis. “Pregnancy is a stress on a healthy woman’s body.”That’s why, he said, a pregnant woman who contracts COVID-19 may face more severe outcomes. “It appears that pregnant women [who contract COVID-19] are 5.5 times more likely to be hospitalized than a non-pregnant woman,” Fishman told Healthline. Figuring out what is going on with those with diabetes who contract COVID-19 is a challenge for healthcare providers.