CDC Urges Pregnant Women To Get Vaccine As Covid Deaths in Expectant Moms Increase

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Pregnancy can be an exciting and stressful time. There are a lot of unknowns for new parents, and there are a lot of decisions to make. For example, parents have to decide everything from where to have the baby to what to name the baby, and you never really know when you’re going to go into labor and how long or short labor will be. Pregnancy looks a little bit different for everyone.

During a pandemic, pregnancy can be even more stressful. Many pregnant women have been hesitant to get vaccinated for Covid-19  due to not being sure if the vaccine is safe for their unborn baby. Some women are scared about having a miscarriage or other health problems as a result of getting the vaccine.

The CDC wants to reassure pregnant women that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe to take while pregnant. In fact, the CDC recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated.

According to the most recent update by the CDC, “Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people.” However, there is good news. “There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men” and “getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19.”

Watch the video below to learn more about vaccine hesitancy among pregnant women and why this is concerning to medical professionals.

 

Do you know anyone who is pregnant and hesitant to get vaccinated? Do you think the updated information from the CDC will reassure more pregnant women that it’s safe for them to get vaccinated?