I am a pregnant doctor who received the Covid-19 vaccine. Within hours of making my decision public on social media, scathing attacks from anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers ensued.
I have been working in the heart of the pandemic as an emergency doctor since Covid hit New York. I have witnessed Covid-19 ravage and destroy communities. I have lost colleagues to Covid, and I also survived Covid.
After recovering I went back to continue serving my community. As the disease spread over the south and midwest United States, and its death toll grew, many Americans unfortunately continued to ignore the advice of healthcare professionals.
Those of us on the front line were eager for a magic bullet – the vaccine. My hospital prioritized the administration of the vaccine to high-risk providers and staff in the emergency department and ICU and it was offered to us on the first day it was available at my hospital.
As a pregnant woman, however, I didn’t want to jump in line the first day. I decided to wait to talk to my doctor and review the public data. This is what I found.
What do we know so far about the vaccine and pregnancy?
Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines didn’t have pregnant women in the study cohort at the beginning. However, some women ended up being pregnant during the study period. The risk of adverse events related to pregnancy were not increased in the vaccine group compared to the placebo group.…