Joe Biden, Dr. Deborah Birx, Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan all join CNN’s town hall to discuss the pandemic
Dr. Leana Wen, the former health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, was asked a question during CNN’s town hall about whether pregnant women or new mothers can give Covid-19 antibodies to their newborns.
Question: I’m 31 weeks pregnant with my fourth child. Is there any evidence to suggest there is antibody protection for a newborn if the mother has been exposed to Covid-19, either across the placenta during gestation or through breast milk?
Dr. Wen: I’ve been thinking a lot about this as a new mother myself. There is a lot that’s not yet known about Covid-19 and pregnancy. We do know that the antibody to coronavirus does cross the placenta and there are studies ongoing now to look at how much of the antibody, if any, is present in breast milk.
“There is a question that remains though, because even if the newborn is able to …continued .
[Original Source: CNN]