Covid-19 Positive Mother Gave Birth in Dubai
A Dubai resident confirmed with coronavirus has given birth to a baby boy at Al Zahra Hospital.
11 May 2020
Both the mum and baby are in stable condition.
On Tuesday 5th May, a 25-year-old Indian mother who is positive for Covid-19 gave birth to a baby boy at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai.
The 37-week pregnant mother was admitted to Al Zahra Hospital Dubai on 2nd May with an expected delivery date on 19th May, however, the baby arrived early and safely three days later.
“The contractions started very suddenly, and it all happened very quickly. The delivery took about 10 to 15 minutes which is something we do not see very often. There were no complications and both the mother and baby are in good condition," said Maysoon Yousef, Director of Nursing at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai.
When the mother was diagnosed with Covid-19, the father of the baby was worried for the health of both his wife and the baby.
“But thankfully with the help of the doctors and nurses at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, my son was born with no complications and my wife remains in a stable condition. We couldn’t be more grateful,” said the father.
The mum will be discharged from the hospital after they receive a negative test result for coronavirus. The baby has been tested for the virus.
Dr. Ghassan Lutfi, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, said, "We operate by the latest Covid-19 international and local guidelines when it comes to the management of our maternity patients and otherwise, to ensure their absolute safety and that of our other patients.”
“We take strict measures to guarantee that there is no risk of cross-contamination and that all our patients are in safe hands,” he added.