Last updateFri, 20 Nov 2020 11am

No concerns for first baby born to Covid-19 positive mother

A baby born to a Covid-19 positive mother at the “Zoquipan” General Hospital in Zapopan has tested negative for the disease and does not present any medical condition, doctors say.

The 22-year-old pregnant mother began showing slight coronavirus symptoms at the beginning of June and was confirmed with SARS-CoV2 days later.

She was able to recover at home with continuous monitoring.

The birth was by C-section and carried out under a strict isolation protocol. The birthing team consisted of  a pediatrician, a neonatologist, three gynecologists, two anesthesiologists, two Covid-19 area nurses and a biomedic.

The newborn weighed 3.8 kilograms, measured 50 centimeters, and he was immediately put in an incubator at birth.

The infant was able to be re-united with his mother after antibody tests showed her to be free of the disease. Both are now at home.

According to the WHO, there have been no confirmed cases of vertical transmission of Covid-19 from mother to baby during pregnancy. Neither is there sufficient data to indicate that mothers may transmit the virus through breastfeeding, the organization notes.

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