Pregnant Women Do Not Get Pre-Term Birth with COVID Vaccines

Pregnant Women Do Not Get Pre-Term Birth with COVID Vaccines

  • The COVID-19 vaccine isn’t linked to an increased risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age births.
  • The evidence is strong that the vaccines can be used safely by pregnant women. Nevertheless, many remain unvaccinated.
  • Being pregnant with COVID-19 can increase your risk of intubation, death, or hospitalization.

COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy aren’t associated with any increase risk in preterm or small-for-gestational-age births, according to a large study out Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. 

The ReportRefutes Common misconceptionsAnd Experts warn against unfounded fears Many women who are pregnant hold back the shot. 

The study was conducted by researchers who looked at the records 46,079 women from eight healthcare agencies that were expecting to have babies in the first half 2020. Over one-fifth had received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose, most often in their second or third trimester.

When comparing birth outcomes, researchers found no significant differences in preterm birth and small-for-gestational age — meaning underweight for the length of pregnancy — rates between vaccinated and unvaccinated moms. It didn’t matter how many doses of vaccine the women were given, this was the case. 

Although there were gaps in the data (e.g., whether the women had ever experienced preterm births, COVID-19 infections, etc.), the CDC said that the data was accurate. Adds to the evidenceThe COVID-19 vaccinations are safe and essential during pregnancy. 

COVID-19 is particularly risky during pregnancy. But vaccine hesitancy continues

One large August study found that, compared to healthy pregnant patients, those with the illness were more than five times as likely to be admitted to the ICU, more than 14 times as likely to need intubation or mechanical ventilation, and more than 15 times as likely to die. 

COVID-19-positive women were 40% more likely than others to have an early delivery. 

Yet, only 40% of US pregnant women were vaccinated as of December 2021. The CDC reports. Hesitation remains Safety concernsA lack of knowledge about the fact that vaccines should be recommended prior to or during pregnancy. Surveys You have been successful. 

This, along with rapid adoption of Omicron variants, has led experts to increase their message to pregnant women. “Given those stakes and given those risks,”Harvard OB/GYN Dr. Neel Shaikh recently created this page. According to the Guardian “again, the most important thing they can do to protect themselves is to get vaccinated.

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