Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, is a potentially fatal disease the spreads rapidly across the globe. As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, risk of exposure for pregnant women and children will also rise, which might be associated with a high risk of mortality.
Case presentation: Here, we report a case of COVID-19 pregnant women in Saudi Arabia, medical management, and clinical outcome of the mother and neonate. A 27-year-old female in her third trimester was tested positive for COVID-19 infection. The patient did not show any severe symptoms; hence, did not receive any specific antiviral treatment for the infection. Two weeks later, two consecutive negative swabs confirmed the mother recovery from COVID-19 with no clinical complications. The patient delivered a healthy post-date baby at 41 weeks + 6 days that tested negative for COVID-19.
Conclusion: So far, reported neonatal cases to suggest a low risk of COVID-19 in pregnant women and the absence of vertical transmission to neonates. As the assumption is still inconclusive, multidisciplinary management and preventive measures should be implemented and followed all the time.
Key words: COVID-19, pregnancy, vertical transmission