The recent report of a woman infected with coronavirus successfully undergoing a Cesarean section operation in Saudi Arabia has prompted questions about whether pregnant women can transmit the COVID-19 virus to their children.
Can a pregnant woman transmit COVID-19 to her unborn child?
If you are pregnant, you can help protect yourself against #COVID19 by:— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 21, 2020
✔️ Washing your hands frequently
✔️ Keeping space between yourself and others
✔️ Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
✔️ Practicing respiratory hygienehttps://t.co/2nFW7S5fIB pic.twitter.com/akQUIP9MaR
Are pregnant women at higher risk from COVID-19?
Do pregnant women infected with COVID-19 need to have a Cesarean section birth?
Mothers with #COVID19 symptoms who are #breastfeeding or practising skin-to-skin contact should practise:— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 16, 2020
🔹Respiratory hygiene, incl. during feeding
🔹Hand hygiene before & after contact with a child
🔹Routinely clean & disinfect surfaces which they have been in contact with pic.twitter.com/g2xDZFcfWR