Singapore Doctors Studying Impact Of Covid-19 On Unborn Babies

Office workers walk around the financial business district in Singapore on Nov 23 2020

Office workers walk around the financial business district in Singapore on Nov 23 2020

What's more, Madden said, "we do not know if having COVID-19 prior to pregnancy will provide IgG immunity to fetuses who are conceived after a mother has already recovered from the virus". According to the CDC, pregnant people are at higher risk of contracting a severe illness from COVID-19 compared to others who are not pregnant. "My doctor suspects I have transferred my COVID-19 antibodies to him during my pregnancy".

She had returned from a trip to Europe with very great fears. The infant was born this month with out COVID-19, but with the virus antibodies.

"It's very interesting. His pediatrician said my Covid-19 antibodies are gone but Aldrin has Covid-19 antibodies", Ng-Chan explained. The new finding is considered quite crucial by medical experts, as it will offer a new as to whether the infection can be transmitted from a mother to a child in the womb.

The researchers also found that although cough, runny nose and sore throat were three of the most common symptoms among children with Covid-19 infection-showing up in 25, 19 and 16 per cent of cases respectively.

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Singapore is taking a closer look at the impact coronavirus may have on pregnancy after reports surfaced that a woman infected with COVID-19 gave birth to a baby who tested positive for the antibodies.

"To date, the presence of the virus has not been observed in the samples of fluid in which the fetus bathes or in breast milk", even adds the World Health Organization on its page dedicated to the virus, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Back then, in March, even less was known about how the coronavirus affected pregnant women and their future children.

According to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the United Kingdom, while vertical transmission, or the transmission from a mother to her baby before birth, does happen, it is "uncommon". Results which remain hard to use given the small size of the sample.

Mrs Ng-Chan, a private tutor, is one of the few women in Singapore who were infected with Covid-19 during their pregnancies to have given birth here so far. The rules to be observed remain the same for everyone, namely respect for hygiene rules and social distancing.

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