Report: Baby Born With Antibodies After Mom Contracted COVID-19 While Pregnant

Report: Baby Born With Antibodies After Mom Contracted COVID-19 While Pregnant

A Singaporean pregnant woman caught the COVID-19 virus last March and her son was born November 7, free of COVID-19 but, remarkably, had antibodies against the disease. Celine Ng-Chan said her doctors were concerned that she could have transferred the disease to her unborn child. But according to Sky News, by the time she gave birth, her antibodies had disappeared but not her son’s.

The 31-year old woman contracted COVID-19 while on a family vacation in Europe and spent two weeks in the hospital even though she was mildly ill. Ng-Chen, a private speech and language therapist, cried tears of joy when her pediatrician informed her that her second child, Aldrin, had the antibodies which suggests he had immunity to COVID-19, according to The Straits Times.

She said her pregnancy was a dramatic one as she, her mother, and her daughter all contracted COVID-19 during their family holiday. Her husband and father, who accompanied them, did not become ill. She was diagnosed with the virus when she was 10 weeks pregnant.

“I wasn’t worried that Aldrin would get COVID-19 as I read that the transmission risk from mother to the fetus is very low,” she said, according to the Times.

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