Singapore: A COVID-infected lady in Singapore has given delivery to a baby with antibodies towards the virus. Celine Ng-Chan, a resident of Singapore, was examined constructive for COVID-19 in March when she was pregnant. Quoting the paediatrician, The Strait Occasions stated, Aldrin, the new child youngster, was not solely born freed from Covid-19 however has antibodies towards the virus.
“My physician suspects I’ve transferred my COVID-19 antibodies to Aldrin throughout my being pregnant,” the mom stated.
Weighing 3.5 kg at delivery, the kid was born on November 7 on the Nationwide College Hospital (NUH) and seemed precisely like his elder sister, Aldrina, 2, at her delivery.
“I’ve at all times wished a boy as I resonate nicely with boys, having three youthful brothers in my household,” Ng-Chan added.
“I wasn`t frightened that Aldrin would get Covid-19 as I learn that the transmission threat (from mom to the fetus) could be very low,” The Straits Occasions quoted Ng-Chan as saying.
“My being pregnant and delivery was easy crusing regardless of being recognized with Covid-19 in my first trimester, which is probably the most unstable stage of the being pregnant. I`m very blessed to have Aldrin and he got here out very wholesome. I really feel relieved my COVID-19 journey is lastly over now,” she added.
Citing tips of the Royal School of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists within the UK, Affiliate Professor Tan Hak Koon, chairman of the obstetrics and gynaecology division at KK Girls`s and Kids`s Hospital (KKH), stated that the present proof means that transmission of the virus from a pregnant lady to her child throughout being pregnant or delivery is rare.