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COVID-positive woman gives birth; baby tests corona negative

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The woman gave birth to baby boy in 36th week of her pregnancy

A 28 year-old COVID-positive pregnant woman from Navi Mumbai delivered a baby boy at a Terna Speciality Hospital & Research Centre in Nerul. The woman gave birth to a baby boy in the 36th week of her pregnancy. The newborn tested negative for Coronavirus and has been kept separate from the mother, who is in the isolation ward. 

Commenting on this challenging case Dr Deepa Kala, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Terna Speciality Hospital & Research centre said, “This pregnant woman not having serious difficulties though she is corona positive as she falls into mild corona positive patient category having mild flu and other symptoms but it is important that extra care and precautions has to be taken for treatment and delivery management of pregnant women who are COVID-positive, for the well-being of the mother and the unborn child. In this case, she tested positive after going through a compulsory COVID-19 test pertaining to the current situation, a few days before her due delivery date. Our entire medical staff have taken extra care to ensure that no harm was caused to either the mother or the child. All essential measures were taken to ensure the child does not contract any virus, the child was fed with special milk supplements after birth.”  

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