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Pregnancy and COVID-19: Baby Positive for COVID-19

October 30, 2020


Following those guidelines, it’s important when a baby is delivered to a positive COVID-19 mom that a discussion takes place and that the hospital looks at that situation in a case by case situation and a shared decision making. So as the mom, you get to be involved in that decision and to make those decisions for whether you want to be immediately together with your baby, if you’re COVID-19 positive, or whether you want to have some form of physical separation from your baby, which may potentially decrease the risk of transmission to your baby, if your baby is not born positive for COVID-19. So there’s the situation where the baby is born positive for COVID-19 and the mom is positive. And in that case, of course, there’s really no increased risk to having physical contact with the baby and a lot of benefits.

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