Some Covid-19 Good News for Pregnant Women
Early research suggests that most babies born to women who are positive for Covid-19 do well, writes Dr. Jeff Livingston, an OBGYN. “Based on what scientists know right now, there is no evidence indicating pregnant women are more at risk of contracting Covid-19 than the general public, but they are at a higher risk of getting sick from the virus,” he writes.
Data also suggests that in utero coronavirus infections are very rare. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' July practice advisory, “the data are reassuring that vertical transmission appears to be uncommon.” This could be due to the protective nature of the placenta missing key components the virus needs to enter the fetal circulation. Read more below.