On March 27, 2020, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital OB/GYN discussed a study that states expecting mothers who are infected with COVID-19 (also known as ‘coronavirus’) are unlikely to pass the illness to their fetus.

The study, published in medical journal, The Lancet, focused on nine mothers in Wuhan, China who tested positive for COVID-19.  According to Henry Mayo and The Lancet study, all nine newborns tested negative for COVID-19.

Citing the American College of OB/GYN, Dr. Samuel Botros M.D. would like to remind his patients that pregnant patients are at an increased risk for contracting upper respiratory infections, including COVID-19 and influenza.  Pregnant patients of Dr. Botros’ office are reminded to continue diligently washing their hands with soap and water, social distancing and taking all proper precautions. A “safety-first” mentality is important not only for the well-being of pregnant patients and their babies, but also for the community at large.