Report of a series of healthy term newborns from convalescent mothers with COVID-19

Report of a series of healthy term newborns from convalescent mothers with COVID-19


  • Serafina Perrone a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:73:"Neonatology Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma";}
  • Michela Deolmi
  • Maurizio Giordano
  • Tiziana D'Alvano
  • Lucia Gambini
  • Mara Corradi
  • Tiziana Frusca
  • Tullio Ghi
  • Susanna Esposito


newborn infants; covid19; pregnancy; viral recovery;


Background: The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a highly transmittable virus associated with a significantly increased risk of complications among the infected population. Few data are available for the outcome of pregnancy complicated by serious respiratory disease due to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Aim: We herein report a series of four neonates whose mothers had recovered from new coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) diagnosed in the third trimester of pregnancy. Methods: pregnant women with documented COVID-19 infection during their pregnancy, who gave birth in Parma Hospital, University of Parma, Italy, in March and April 2020, during the peak of incidence of COVID-19 in Italy. Clinical records and laboratory tests were retrospectively reviewed. Results: All neonates were delivered at term in good conditions without congenital COVID-19 infection. Conclusions: Findings from our series of cases indicated that adverse effects on foetuses from pregnancies complicated by COVID-19 infection in late pregnancy are unlikely.


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Perrone S, Deolmi M, Giordano M, D'Alvano T, Gambini L, Corradi M, et al. Report of a series of healthy term newborns from convalescent mothers with COVID-19. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 May 11 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];91(2):251-5. Available from: