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Placenta May Protect Unborn Babies from COVID-19 during Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the placenta is constantly working to nourish the fetus, bringing it nutrients and oxygen. Now, new research from a Boston University pilot study suggests the temporary organ could also be helping to protect the unborn baby from COVID-19. Researchers found that the placenta may act to block SARS-CoV-2 from traveling from an infected parent to their growing child.