First Baby in the US Born with COVID-19 Antibodies after His Mother Got Vaccine While Pregnant

Bettina Dizon
Mar 18, 2021
10:30 P.M.

Doctors found COVID-19 antibodies in a newborn's umbilical cord blood after her mother received the Moderna vaccine while pregnant.


There have been growing concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine's adverse effects around the world, with some individuals even refusing to get a vaccination.

Among those scared to have a dosage are pregnant women, thinking the effect would be on their child. Carrying women were also excluded from the initial trials, which makes them more concerned about data.

A newborn baby sleeping beside a toy bunny. | Source: Shutterstock

A newborn baby sleeping beside a toy bunny. | Source: Shutterstock

However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe that getting vaccinated is something pregnant women should discuss with their doctors.

Recently, news about a baby born with COVID-19 antibodies was reported after her mother received the vaccine while pregnant. She was a 36-week pregnant frontline healthcare worker upon receiving the Moderna vaccine.


Three weeks later, she delivered a healthy baby girl who is reportedly the first US-born baby with antibodies, which may protect her from the life-threatening virus.


All past and living American presidents, except Donald Trump, came together to shoot a promotional video for the vaccine.

A newborn baby crying. | Source: Shutterstock

A newborn baby crying. | Source: Shutterstock

According to the study still pending peer-review, doctor's found the antibodies after taking blood samples from the umbilical cord after birth. The doctors concluded:

"There is potential for protection and infection risk reduction for SARS-CoV-2 with maternal vaccination."


It was previously found that moms who contracted the virus can pass the antibodies to their children after birth. The discovery does not mean that vaccines are ultimately safe for pregnant women.

The doctors highlighted that further research and testing are needed to collect sufficient data to test their conclusion. There are currently three vaccine brands being distributed in the US, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna.

Recently, all past and living American presidents, except Donald Trump, came together to shoot a promotional video for the vaccine, encouraging citizens to get their shots.

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and their first ladies talked about the positive side of getting vaccinated and documented receiving their dosage.

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