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Once a person is infected with a coronavirus, how can it affect pregnancy?

By Dr. Pascual Sánchez Martín.
Last Update: 03/17/2020

We can tell you that as of today, March 16, there is no transmission of the virus from mothers to fetuses. The same thing happens with flu viruses. There's no transmission through breast milk. So they cannot produce malformations nor will we infect our baby by giving him/her milk.

We can also know that there is no presence of the virus in the follicular fluids that we have in the ovaries when we extract the eggs, that we do not find the virus in the eggs, that we do not find the virus in the semen, in the seminal fluid or in the sperm or in the secretions that are in the vagina, nor in the vaginal fluids when we have intercourse, nor in the uterine secretions when we are going to deposit the embryo. Therefore, fortunately, in our field in the field of gynecology and reproduction we are free from that zone of contagion because this is not a sexually transmitted disease, it is a respiratory one.

With regard to susceptibility if the lady is pregnant and the disease appears, since we already have the cases of pregnancies that have occurred and all the cases that have been published, which are already many, we must remember that this disease has more than 80 000 patients in China and they are publishing all the data, we have not seen pregnant women having a greater susceptibility to the disease, perhaps even a little less. We have not seen pregnant women have greater severity of the disease, it is the same as not being pregnant and we have not seen the disease to be more serious in pregnant women. Therefore, we would say that it is very similar to what is happening if a pregnant woman gets the flu during pregnancy.

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Dr. Pascual Sánchez Martín
Dr. Pascual Sánchez Martín
Gynecologist
Dr. Pascual Sánchez Martín has a degree in Medicine from the University of Salamanca and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital.
Licence number: 414110807
Gynecologist. Dr. Pascual Sánchez Martín has a degree in Medicine from the University of Salamanca and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. Licence number: 414110807.
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