Being pregnant upon this time is a huge challenge for every women, they are classified as high risk personnel. Good thing Covid-19 vaccines are available, but is it safe for pregnant ant breastfeeding women to be vaccinated?
As the pandemic started, pregnant people are one of those who face high danger on being infected with Covid-19. The risk of severe complications on death from Covid-19 maybe little but is higher during pregnancy. There are more than 82,000 coronavirus infections among pregnant and 90 maternal deaths were reported in the US last month.
There’s a little data on whether the vaccine is effective among pregnant, regarding if it is effective and safe to give during pregnancy. Researchers provide some answers; recently The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published that vaccines are not only safe and effective for pregnant and lactating women, they also offer some protection for the babies.
Side effects from the vaccination were mild and just similar to those non pregnant people. It includes soreness at the injected part after the first dose, muscle aches, low grade fever, chills, head aches after the second dose. The most exciting part of the discovery is; Antibodies were found in the umbilical cord blood and breast milk.
As study has found that Covid-19 vaccines produce large effective antibodies on pregnant and lactating women. It was also found that babies may benefit as well.