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Exposed to coronovirus and pregnant.

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ExDancer Mon 06-Sep-21 12:33:51

My granddaughter is expecting a baby in 10 weeks and has spent the weekend with a friend who has tested positive for covid 19.
What is the prognosis for the baby if she tests positive?

DillytheGardener Mon 06-Sep-21 12:49:10

Has your granddaughter had the vaccine? If so she should be fine. Pregnant women are routinely offered the vaccine and I don’t know any of my friends daughters/dils who haven’t had it, so I’m sure your gd has had it too.

Also although delta is very transmissible, she may not catch it if they were being very careful over the weekend.

I was told by a COVID ICU nurse that pregnant women are more vulnerable to COVID due to their whole system being drained to support growing the baby, so it is dangerous for pregnant women to be remain unvaccinated, but they are less vulnerable say to someone on immune suppressant drugs for example.

SueDonim Mon 06-Sep-21 13:42:37

No one here can really tell you what the prognosis is, you need a health care professional for that.

However, my dd is also pregnant but she has had two vaccines so she feels she has done as much as she can to protect herself and her baby.

welbeck Mon 06-Sep-21 14:56:39

a friend of mine is lodging with a pregnant lady, who is due in 5-4 weeks and had not had the vaccine because her midwife told her not to.
i told my friend to strongly urge her to have it, and her father said the same, and she has now done so.
but i have heard this from various quarters, that some HCPs are actually telling pregnant women not to have the vaccine.
they should be sacked.

growstuff Tue 07-Sep-21 09:39:50

Frankly, those HCPs shouldn't be working.