COVID vaccines for pregnant women
In these uncertain times of Covid-19, vaccines are the only ray of hope. Not everyone in this world is in favor of Covid-19 vaccines for pregnant women. A lot of questions have been put up regarding the use of these vaccines for children as well as pregnant women.
Vaccinations for pregnant women are still an area that has no great information available. Everyone around the world is ambiguous about vaccinations for pregnant women. So here at, The Health Fortune we have tried to bust the myths and bring out the reality about covid-19 vaccinations with a special focus on the vaccination of pregnant women.
There have been various news articles that leave the readers even more confused. Many specialists looking at the Covid-19 vaccine were unable to obtain much information on pregnant women.
The WHO recommended against delivering the Moderna or Pfizer vaccinations to pregnant women, seemingly contradicting earlier recommendations from the CDC and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. It later reversed course, but it was too late to prevent another round query.
The limited evidence available suggests pregnant women are more at risk from the virus than from the vaccine, according to experts who study sex differences, pregnancy, and the immune system.
The contradictory messages are causing unnecessary worry and uncertainty at a time when people are bombarded with anti-vaccine propaganda, some of which are aimed at women and fertility. Pregnant women deserve better than the generic “consult your doctor” advice.
Pregnant women’s immune systems may react in different ways to the virus, and possibly to the vaccine, for scientific reasons. When a woman is pregnant, some aspects of her immune system are suppressed to avoid any reactions that could harm her fetus’s developing mass of foreign cells.
While being able to fight infection is crucial, the most important thing going on in your body from an evolutionary aspect is your pregnancy and keeping your baby alive. As a result, a vaccine’s ability to elicit an immunological response may be compromised. On the other hand, an overly enthusiastic response could endanger the pregnancy.
If we talk about facts, it is very clearly said that the COVID-19 vaccine is advised for all people aged 12 and above, including those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, attempting to conceive, or may conceive in the future.
The body of evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy is expanding. The benefits of obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine appear to outweigh any known or possible dangers of vaccination during pregnancy, according to these findings. There is presently no proof that any vaccine, such as COVID-19, causes infertility in males or females.
When compared to non-pregnant people, pregnant and recently pregnant women are more likely to become extremely ill with COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination can prevent you from serious sickness caused by the virus. Hence, this helps in the better and healthy birth of a child.
The vaccination basically protects you from the last grade covid infection which is life-threatening. Also, since there are no objections to the vaccine as of now, we should not believe any of the myths. We know that the negative news spreads like a wildfire. Similar has been the case with the news regarding the negative impact of covid vaccines on pregnant women. I believe that getting vaccinated is the most important thing to do right now.
The people who are vaccinated are at very low risk of catching the COVID-19 infection as compared to the others. Also, this is the only way to break the chain and move forward. Hence, getting vaccinated is of prime importance, thinking about the consequences is secondary. As we discussed, getting vaccinated may or may not impact the life of the child but getting this infection, definitely will.
As it is said, prevention is better than cure, we should take these COVID-19 vaccines as prevention and not as a threat. They are prepared for the betterment of society and not to harm living beings.
Not only this, but the official website of cdc.gov is also of the same opinion that covid 19 vaccines do not harm the birth of a child but rather protect the mother from the infection which in turn protects the newborn child. We know that the prime rule of pregnancy is to make the baby healthy, the mother should be healthy. A similar principle tells us why the covid vaccines are important.