When a baby is born with a pink rash and your child begins to show symptoms of the coronavirus, your doctor should check for the virus in the umbilical cord.
If you’re pregnant or nursing, the umbilitas umbilicals could carry the virus.
It’s not a sure thing.
It could be the umbils own virus.
That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding to stay home and close their eyes, especially if they are in close contact with the umbilic cord.
“It’s a good idea to get out of your house and keep a close eye on your baby,” said Dr. Sarah Hagen, a pediatrics and infectious diseases specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The most common way to find out if you or your child are infected is to get an A-to-Z test.
But if you’re at home, you could also do a blood test, which can look for antibodies that your body produces to fight the coronivirus.
If the antibody tests positive, you’ll know your baby is infected.
“That’s why it’s a great idea to check with your child’s doctor,” said Hagen.
But even if you don’t get a positive result, you can still have symptoms.
These include coughing, runny nose, fever, fatigue, headache and red eyes.
“A lot of people have a little bit of a fever, which is normal,” said Margo DeBartolo, a nurse practitioner in San Francisco.
“But you can have other symptoms as well.”
Symptoms of the virus include: sore throat or sinus infections