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Pregnant mothers pass on COVID antibodies to children

Posted at 8:40 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 12:08:56-05

Soon-to-be moms can breathe a slight sigh of relief.

A new study shows pregnant women pass on COVID antibodies to their babies, which could potentially protect the babies from infection.

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found the earlier in pregnancy a woman had COVID, the more antibodies were transferred to the baby.

"What it shows us is if you get COVID-19 during pregnancy you will pass natural immunity on to the fetus which is exceptional. The IGG will pass through the placenta which is what we thought would happen." says Dr. Colette Brown-Graham.

So far pregnant women have been not been included in any vaccine studies.

Pregnant woman should talk to their physician before rolling up their sleeve.