Being pregnant can bring new challenges into everyday life. Being pregnant during Covid-19 doesn’t make it any easier. Misinformation circulates around the internet at a quick pace, and sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what’s a fact and what isn’t! You may be worried about your own health during Covid-19 and what might happen if you get sick. Maybe you’ve thought about getting a Covid-19 vaccine, but you’ve read troubling stories about how it might not be safe to get a Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant. At this point, maybe you’re unsure whether you should get a Covid-19 vaccine, and perhaps this is causing you to worry.
If you’re pregnant and unsure about whether it is safe to get a Covid-19 vaccine, then you may need information on how to access the care you need. Avenue Women’s Center is here. We provide confidential care and resources at each of our six DuPage County centers. Our staff is trained to meet with you to discuss your concerns. We’ll answer any of your questions during a private consultation appointment.
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Covid-19 Vaccine Concerns While Pregnant
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Maybe you don’t yet know if you are pregnant. A good first step to take is to confirm your pregnancy through a medical-grade test. Knowing if you are pregnant will help you determine your next steps. As always, you should communicate with a doctor or other trained professional about what’s right for you.
Things to Consider When Think About Getting a Covid-19 Vaccine While Pregnant:
- How likely is it that you may get Covid-19 and what are the potential risks of getting sick with Covid-19? Do you have underlying conditions that may make getting better from Covid-19 more difficult? According to the CDC, pregnant women are at risk for more serious illness with Covid-19.
- What are the potential risks of getting a Covid-19 vaccine? There are studies and reports coming out about the side effects and symptoms related to Covid-19 vaccines. There are also studies and reports underway about the effects of a Covid-19 vaccine on pregnant women. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pregnant women should get vaccinated if that is what they want to do.
- Are there benefits or risks related to getting a Covid-19 vaccine even if you’re considering abortion? Researching further information can help you make an informed choice for your body.
- Getting a Covid-19 vaccine is ultimately your choice. Nobody can pressure you or force you to get vaccinated.
COVID-19 Vaccine and a Pregnancy Decision
As you make a decision about whether you should get a Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant, it is important that the information you receive is factual and backed up by research. It can be helpful to have a conversation with somebody who you trust can help you navigate this decision. Even if you’re not sure which direction you want to take with your pregnancy and are looking into abortion, it’s helpful to learn more about how a Covid-19 vaccine could impact the process.
If you are having difficulty making a decision about whether you should get a Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant, Avenue Women’s Center is here to partner with you. We’ll provide information regarding your pregnancy options while maintaining your personal health. Our caring pregnancy consultants will guide you through your choices, supplying you with the accurate information you need. By offering free limited medical services and confidential consultations, we can equip you with everything you need to take your next steps.
Schedule your free appointment with us today for help with navigating through your pregnancy!
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Vaccinating Pregnant Individuals: Eight Key Recommendations for Covid-19 Vaccination Site. Retrieved from: https://www.acog.org/-/media/project/acog/acogorg/files/pdfs/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/covid-19-vaccination-site-recommendations.pdf
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, April). Covid-19 Pregnancy or Breastfeeding. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html
Reviewed by Patricia Kuenzi, APN-CNP, MSN, ANP, PNP.
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.