25 Jan 2024

Research highlights risks of Covid during pregnancy

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 25 January 2024

Babies born to mothers who catch Covid during pregnancy face three times the risk of developing serious breathing problems.

That's the finding of new research done at the University of California in Los Angeles and released publicly on Thursday.

The researchers say these babies did not get Covid but faced three times the risk of a respiratory illness compared with other babies.

Professor Karin Nielsen spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.