Celine Ng-Chan, 31, was contaminated with COVID-19 in March of this yr whereas she was 10 months pregnant. Ng-Chan was contaminated throughout a vacation in Europe, leaving her as one of many few folks in Singapore contaminated by the virus, the Straits Times reported.
Her mom, 58, was additionally contaminated and got here near loss of life, the paper reported.
When her son, Aldrin, was born, he was not solely freed from COVID-19, however had additionally developed antibodies towards the virus, a pediatrician informed the mom.
“It was very attention-grabbing,” Ng-Chan mentioned. “His pediatrician mentioned my COVID-19 antibodies are gone however Aldrin has COVID-19 antibodies. My physician suspects I’ve transferred my COVID-19 antibodies to him throughout my being pregnant.”
Aldrin was born in November, and Ng-Chan suffered solely delicate signs from the illness in March, Al Jazeera reported. Ng-Chan was discharged from hospital after two and a half weeks.
Docs in China have reported the detection and decline over time of COVID-19 antibodies in infants born to girls with the illness, based on an article printed within the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Scuffling with the coronavirus made for a “dramatic” being pregnant, however Ng-Chan is “relieved” that the ordeal “is lastly over.”
“My being pregnant and start was clean crusing regardless of being recognized with COVID-19 in my first trimester, which is essentially the most unstable stage of the being pregnant. I am very blessed to have Aldrin and he got here out very wholesome,” Ng-Chan mentioned.
To this point, the energetic virus has not been present in samples of fluid across the child within the womb or in breast milk, according to Reuters.