We are here to answer your questions on the Covid Vaccine and how it affects pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding.
Nadia our Covid Confidence support worker will provide you with evidence based sources to help you make your decision and listen to any worries or concerns you may have. We understand there are lots of reasons why people may not be vaccinated and can support you with the right decision for you. We can also help you with questions you may have about breastfeeding if you have caught Covid. Contact Nadia on: 07341 452607 with any questions you may have.
If you’re pregnant, you may be feeling unsure how COVID-19 might affect you and your baby. You may also be wondering whether you should get vaccinated during pregnancy or as a new mum.
What you need to know:
If you’re pregnant and you’ve not had a COVID-19 vaccine yet, you should get your first 2 doses as soon as possible. If you had a 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago, you can get a booster dose.
Getting vaccinated during pregnancy is safe for both mum and baby.
During pregnancy women are at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, therefore it is important to be vaccinated to give yourself and your baby the best possible protection against the virus. If you get COVID-19 late in your pregnancy, your baby could also be at risk. Evidence suggests you’re more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 if you’re from an ethnic minority group and pregnant women with underlying clinical conditions are also at even higher risk of suffering serious complications from COVID-19. Women with COVID-19 disease are also 2 to 3 times more likely to have their babies earlier than women without COVID-19.