‘Will I miscarry?’: Pregnant Manitoba mom shares fears after contracting COVID-19

28-year-old Hilda Garson seen here with her partner Bruce Rosa, is one of four Manitobans who has tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant
Hilda Garson

Date Published: May 28, 2020

Source: CBC

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that it is currently unknown if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the disease on to her baby during the pregnancy. However, the WHO have not found samples of the coronavirus in amniotic fluid or breast milk. Currently, there are four pregnant women in Manitoba who have tested positive for COVID-19 since early March; one of them is Hilda Garson, a 28-year-old nurse. She was 15 weeks into her pregnancy when she tested positive, in March, and is now symptom-free. Her symptoms were not the typical cough and fever but rather a loss of sense of smell and taste with fatigue. Garson is now 21 weeks pregnant and her doctor has told her that the fetus is healthy, with normal blood work and ultrasound. Nonetheless, she still worries about the future and the health of her baby. 

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pregnancy-covid-19-pandemic-winnipeg-nurse-coronavirus-1.5586559

Summary by: Manjot Sunner