Coronavirus and pregnancy: there is nothing more contagious than laughter

To all pregnant women out there: how are you living the coronavirus pandemic? I suppose with the fear we all feel, but I want to reassure you that this virus does not cross the placental barrier.

Thousands and thousands of healthy babies have already been born and amniotic fluid punctures have already been performed for chromosome study and no viruses have been found.  The virus itself does not cause any malformations or miscarriages. Gynaecology Scientific Societies do not discourage from getting pregnant.

All forms of life spring more strongly after tragedies; nature prevails and life makes its way more intensely than ever before.

I love the motto of Doctors Without Borders, which says: “After so many years of living through epidemics we have realised that there is nothing more contagious than laughter”.

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