Could COVID-19 be passed from mother to child?
Created by: Team Rx.Health
Modified on: Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 at 10:24 AM
There is no evidence currently that the virus causes any abnormal physiological development in the baby. Long term data is awaited.
COVID-19 infection is currently not an indication for abortion or termination of pregnancy.
With regard to vertical transmission (transmission from mother to baby before birth or during birth), emerging evidence now suggests that vertical transmission is probable, although the proportion of pregnancies affected and the significance to the neonate has yet to be determined.
At present, there are no recorded cases of vaginal secretions being tested positive for COVID-19.
At present, there are no recorded cases of breast milk being tested positive for COVID-19.