Pregnant? Looking to get the COVID vaccine? Here’s what you need to know
ROANOKE, Va. – Expectant mothers planning to welcome a child during the coronavirus pandemic have an important decision to make: should they get the COVID-19 vaccine? Many pregnant women fear backlash for making either decision. “Given that pregnant women are at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, the vaccine is definitely a good option for women, especially if they’re likely to be exposed,” said Silverman. “The risk of getting COVID-19 while your pregnant far outweigh the risks of this vaccine,” said Dr. Nunziato. AdThe American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said the vaccine doesn’t contain the live virus, so it won’t infect pregnant women or their babies.
51-year-old mother acts as a surrogate for her daughter, gives birth to her own grandaughter
51-year-old Julie Loving was the gestational surrogate for her daughter, Breanna Lockwood, who was told by doctors that she can’t have children. According to Lockwood, she and her husband pursued other avenues to parenthood before deciding on having her mother as the surrogate. “The biggest supporter in my life is giving us our biggest blessing. My beautiful mama is carrying her first grandchild,” Lockwood wrote in a February Instagram post announcing the soon-to-be arrival of her baby. Briar Juliette Lockwood was born this November and her mother said they are all “doing fantastic and healthy."
My pandemic pregnancy: From infertility to cancer to IVF to a 20-week scare: ‘It happened exactly how it was supposed to’
When Hillary Calhoun’s fertility doctor brought her in for a procedure and then a nurse called her just a few short business days later, asking her to come into the office immediately, the now-36-year-old had a hunch something wasn’t right.
Are you pregnant or trying for a baby? Everything to know as coronavirus pandemic continues
Whether you’re pregnant now or you were hoping to be in the next few months, this might feel like an overwhelming time, living through the current coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Time magazine recently reported that fact in an article this week about COVID-19 and how it relates to pregnant women. Yes, pregnant women are generally more susceptible to viruses, for example, the flu. It’s true that there’s limited information and published literature about exactly how susceptible pregnant women are to COVID-19, and the severity of infection. If you’re pregnant or had been trying for a baby, stay in even better contact with your doctor or health care provider.