Preterm neonate delivered to COVID-19 positive mother on ECMO support

P. Balasundaram, S. Louis, A. Thompson-Branch

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Despite ongoing research and recent discoveries, there remains a paucity of data regarding COVID-19 and its implications for pregnant women, particularly its effects on the developing fetus. To date, there are a limited number of articles available regarding the utility of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for cardio-respiratory support of pregnant women during the perinatal period. Additionally, there are only a few case reports detailing the delivery management of a baby born to a mother on ECMO support. Here, we report a case of a premature, low birth weight neonate delivered by a 32-year-old woman while on ECMO due to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome resulting from COVID-19 infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022


  • COVID-19
  • ECMO
  • SARS CoV-2
  • premature neonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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