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Is coronavirus dangerous for an unborn child?

Elena Velikzhanina, doctor of the highest category, obstetrician, gynecologist-endocrinologist, warned about the consequences of coronavirus in pregnant women.

According to experts from the Ministry of Health, COVID-19 in a pregnant woman can provoke a delay in fetal development, as well as increase the likelihood of termination of pregnancy.

But at the same time, Velikzhanina clarified that a sick pregnant woman cannot transmit the virus to the fetus. However, there is a high probability that the child can become infected after birth, so he is forced to be isolated from the sick mother.

Most often, such newborns have various health disorders, they are dealt with by neonatologists and further observed by pediatricians

Elena Velikzhanina
Obstetrician, gynecologist-endocrinologist

The gynecologist noted that it is the unvaccinated pregnant women who are most ill. According to her, in such cases, doctors are forced to stimulate childbirth ahead of schedule in order to save the mother’s life. According to her, the health problems that occur in newborns are associated with prematurity, not disease.

Doctors urged pregnant and lactating women to be vaccinated. According to them, vaccination after 22 weeks does not affect the course of pregnancy.

News stories cannot be equated with a doctor’s prescription. Before making a decision, consult a specialist.

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