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Pregnant Women Rarely Transmit COVID-19 to their Babies

Transmission of COVID-19 from a pregnant woman to her baby is uncommon, and the risk of infection in the baby is not affected by the mode of delivery, breastfeeding, or contact with the infected mother, a new study reveals. The study also found that babies born to infected mothers rarely showed symptoms.

The study is coming after reports had suggested that a cesarean birth reduced a baby’s risk of contracting COVID-19 from an infected mother and that such babies should have limited contact with their mothers and be formula-fed to lower their risk of COVID-19. The researchers reviewed over 49 studies that had reported on this topic.

Read more here – https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/maternal-transmission-of-covid-19