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Pregnant woman recovers from Covid-19, gives birth

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To date, the virus has not been found in samples of amniotic fluid or breastmilk.

CAPE TOWN – An Egyptian woman who recently recovered from Covid-19 has given birth to a healthy baby boy in Egypt’s Red Sea, according to online news publication Egypt Today.

The boy, who the mother has named Adam, was born through cesarean section on Sunday.

According to Dr Reda al Najjar, the 35-year-old mother and child are doing well and there were no complications in the birthing process.

The mother was admitted to Hurghada Hospital after she tested positive for the virus, where she was quarantined for nine days.

In accordance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) precautionary measures, doctors wore yellow isolation suits during the delivery of the child. 

The WHO has said that pregnant women should take the same precautions to avoid Covid-19 as others do.   

The organisation’s recommendations are that pregnant women with symptoms of Covid-19 should be prioritised for testing and if they are found to be positive for the virus, may need specialised care. 

Furthermore, the WHO says that pregnant women are allowed to breastfeed, but should practise respiratory hygiene during feeding, which includes wearing a mask, if available. 

The organisation has said that there is still no accurate data to determine if a pregnant woman with Covid-19 can pass the virus to her baby during pregnancy or delivery. To date, the virus has not been found in samples of amniotic fluid or breastmilk. 

– African News Agency