## Is It Safe To Take Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy?
Covid-19 is a reality that is here to stay, and the most effective way to keep ourselves and our families safe is to get vaccinated. Butttt when it comes to pregnant women, there’s a lot of questions and concerns.
Many countries have parental consent laws that require that a pregnant woman gets her doctor’s approval in order to get the vaccine. However, this is only to protect the pregnant mother and her unborn child’s safety.
The good news is that the Covid-19 vaccine has been tested for safety and efficacy in pregnant women, and it is safe for them to get the vaccine.
### Clinical Studies
Clinical studies on pregnant women who were vaccinated showed that the vaccine is safe to use before, during, and after pregnancy. The vaccine may even protect the unborn baby from getting the virus, since the vaccine is known to be effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection.
### Benefits Of Vaccination
The benefits of vaccination for pregnant women include protecting them and their unborn baby from getting a high risk of complications from Covid-19. This would include any one of the following outcomes:
* Intensive care unit overflow
* Premature labour and birth
* Neonatal intensive care admission
* Neonatal death
Vaccination can also reduce the risk of asymptomatic infection and spread of the virus. This would in turn, help reduce the number of people, in your community and beyond, who are at risk of catching the virus and getting seriously ill.
### Potential Side Effects
The most common side effects for pregnant women who have been vaccinated for Covid-19 are similar to those experienced by non-pregnant people.
* Muscle pain
It is important to note that all of these side effects have been mild and have resolved after a few days. If a pregnant woman experiences any of these, they should contact their healthcare provider.
### Vaccination During Pregnancy
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated for Covid-19 when it becomes available in their area.
The ACOG also recommends that pregnant women discuss the benefits and risks of getting vaccinated for Covid-19 with their healthcare provider and make an informed decision.
### In Conclusion
Getting vaccinated for Covid-19 is the best way to protect yourself, your unborn baby and your family from the virus. The Covid-19 vaccine has been tested for safety and efficacy in pregnant women and it is safe for them to get the vaccine.
It is important for pregnant women to discuss the benefits and risks of getting vaccinated for Covid-19 with their healthcare provider and make an informed decision.
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