Can you infect your baby and how dangerous is this?
Little research has been done on vertical transmission. This means that a pregnant woman can transmit the virus to her baby during pregnancy, childbirth or immediately after birth. So far it seems that babies are not infected during pregnancy. Good work, placenta! From mothers who were infected with the virus, breast milk, blood from the umbilical cord and amniotic fluid have been tested for the coronavirus. Fortunately, these tests were negative!
If you have the virus and your baby is born, he can be infected because he is close to you. It seems that children become less sick of corona than adults. This is because their immune system is more alert than that of adults and is therefore quicker to counter-attack. Again, if children already have another disease, they will become sicker than if they are completely healthy. So always take your child to the doctor.