I Was Nervous About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant. Here ’s What Convinced Me to Do It

In March, when President Biden announced that COVID-19 vaccines would soon be available to all Americans, my husband and I decided to press pause on the whole maybe-getting-pregnant-soon thing. We would get our vaccines first, have a Hot Vaxxed Summer full of booze and parties, and then go back to the kids question once we had shaken off the COVID cobwebs. Lucky for us, it was too late: it turned out I was already pregnant. I was thrilled, but also anxious. I had been all-in on getting the vaccine; getting it while pregnant was a different story. At the time, the CDC had not yet issued a full-throated recommendation that pregnant women should get the vaccine: pregnant women were eligible, and the research suggested it was safe and effective, but the agency was essentially saying “it’s up to you,” urging women to talk to their health care providers about it. And my doctor wasn’t exactly pushing me one way or the other: her exact words when I asked her advice in April were “sure, if you want!” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Read More: These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They’ve Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online None of this was particularly reassuring. On the one hand, it made me anxious that pregnant women had been excluded from the early clinical trials of the vaccine. I also thought I was low-risk for contracting COVID-19: I’d already had it the year before, and it was...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

Related Links:

Hopefully, we will someday be united again – if not on issues, at least on the facts, writes guest columnist Stan Silverman.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: news
Conclusions In conclusion, using contemporary methods to assess muscle architecture and calculate EFFPCSA did not enhance the muscle strength–size association. For understanding/monitoring muscle size, the major determinant of strength, these findings support the assessment of muscle volume, which is independent of architecture measurements and was most highly correlated with strength.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: APPLIED SCIENCES Source Type: research
No abstract available
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS: Letters to the Editor-in-Chief Source Type: research
The Durham company is committing $100 million to advance a combination therapy aimed at treating Covid-19 following positive results from a trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Source: BMJ Comments - Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
ConclusionsOur results show that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted GI fellowship training in the USA in multiple domains, including gastrointestinal endoscopy, inpatient consults, outpatient clinics, and educational conferences. Our study highlights the importance of considering and incorporating fellows ’ viewpoints, as changes are made in response to the ongoing pandemic.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Dr. Fauci is also defending President Biden ’s decision to release a plan for Covid boosters before regulators had given their recommendations.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Food and Drug Administration Fauci, Anthony S Collins, Francis S Source Type: news
"Trust me, you don't want this. Get vaccinated," the actor and comedian tweeted.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Right now, many people are hoping for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus. While that’s still on the horizon, new research suggests that families who do vaccinate their children may not be following the recommended schedule. Vaccines are given on a schedule for a reason: to protect children from vaccine-preventable disease. Experts designed the schedule so that children get protection when they need it — and the doses are timed so the vaccine itself can have the best effect. When parents don’t follow the schedule, their children may not be protected. And yet, many parents do not follow the sc...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
More News: Babies | Brain | Children | Clinical Trials | COVID-19 | Emergency Medicine | Health | Health Management | Hospitals | Internet | Measles | Measles Vaccine | Miscarriage | Mumps | Mumps Vaccine | Neurology | OBGYN | Pediatrics | Pfizer | Polio | Polio Vaccine | Pregnancy | Science | Study | Ultrasound | Vaccines | Women