Vaginal delivery report of a healthy neonate born to a convalescent mother with COVID--19

J Med Virol. 2020 Sep;92(9):1657-1659. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25857. Epub 2020 Apr 30.


The outbreak of the infection of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID--19) has become a challenging public health threat worldwide. Limited data are available for pregnant women with COVID-19 pneumonia. We report a case of a convalescing pregnant woman diagnosed with COVID-19 infection 37 days before delivery in the third trimester. A live birth without severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection was performed successfully via the vagina. The findings from our case indicate that there is no intrauterine transmission in this woman who developed COVID-19 pneumonia in late pregnancy.

Keywords: COVID-19; delivery; infection; vertical transmission.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biomarkers
  • COVID-19 / diagnosis
  • COVID-19 / immunology
  • COVID-19 / virology*
  • Delivery, Obstetric*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Live Birth
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / virology*
  • SARS-CoV-2* / genetics
  • SARS-CoV-2* / immunology


  • Biomarkers