Vaginal Delivery Report of a Healthy Neonate Born to a Convalescent Mother With COVID--19

J Med Virol. 2020 Apr 10;10.1002/jmv.25857. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25857. Online ahead of print.


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.