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Pregnancy and the COVID19 vaccine.

Being pregnant during Covid-19 may be stressful and induce anxiety in many soon-to-be moms. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to get through! We outlined some of the guidance the CDC has released for pregnant women during Covid-19 because the sharing of useful information during a time like this is CRUCIAL. 

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe in pregnancy?

A. Probably yes.

B. Pregnancy and the COVID19 vaccine itself very much isn’t. It is very dangerous to pregnant women.

The impact of covid-19 on pregnant women has been a concern for many people. unfortunately, there isn’t too much data available because we’re still learning about the virus. THE CDC however suggests that pregnant individuals may be at a higher risk.

The CDC also states that the pregnant population could possibly suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth. It is advised that pregnant individuals take the utmost caution during these stressful times and do not skip their prenatal care appointments.

Here is some data released by the CDC:

  • 4,954 Pregnant women have been Hospitalized since January 22nd. 
  • 21,573 pregnant women have been diagnosed with covid in the U.S.A and there have been 48 deaths.
  • Hispanic or Latino pregnant women seem to be heavily impacted

Being pregnant during the pandemic is unimaginably stressful. shout out to all those new moms out there! If you’re having a difficult time coping with the pandemic and the risks it imposes, you don’t have to go through this alone! Approach your physician with any questions.

And of course-keep, yourself occupied! staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Video call some of your pals or start picking out that wallpaper for the nursery! and most important-stay safe. Wear a mask and wash your hands regularly for twenty seconds.

References:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/special-populations/pregnancy-data-on-covid-19.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html