Mom Protects Babies, Even with Covid-19

Antibodies for SARS-Cov-2 also known as COVID-19 are found in newborns after their mom has had Covid-19 during pregnancy.

Recent cord blood studies have aimed to look at what happens with the immune response in mom and babies when mom contracts Covid-19 in pregnancy.

That means that women with Covid-19 in pregnancy mount antibody response that crosses the placenta and protects the babies for at least 28 days after infection.

These studies show that even moms who have Covid-19 and no symptoms will pass these protective antibodies to their growing fetus.

Consult your birth provider, but most guidance says to get your Covid-19 vaccination as soon as you are able, even if pregnant or planning a future pregnancy.

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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