Can a Pregnant Woman Spread the Coronavirus to Her Fetus?

Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus in the womb, and evidence has been growing that the coronavirus sometimes can too.

  • Published 16 July 2020

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Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus in the womb, and evidence has been growing that the coronavirus sometimes can too. Researchers in Italy studied 31 women with COVID-19 who delivered babies in March and April and found signs of the virus in several samples… Read at AP News