“It becomes clear that new variants of coronavirus have a greater capacity to develop the disease seriously during pregnancy, in some cases requiring admission to the ICU, mechanical ventilation and even a low risk of death. This situation can be aggravated by risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, smoking or diabetes ”, informs the doctor. Rodrigo Orozco, coordinator of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service of the Quirónsalud Hospital from Malaga.
It also explains that “pregnancy is not a contraindication to the Covid-19 vaccine according to the technical specifications of the current vaccines; however, we have always maintained a prudent attitude in this regard due to the need to protect the fetus, but today we have up-to-date and reliable data that allow us to generalize this recommendation ”.
At what time of pregnancy to get vaccinated?
According to the gynecologist Rodrigo Orozco “The first trimester is a time of particular concern, since it is when most of the complications associated with pregnancy usually appear, therefore, although we recommend vaccination at any time during pregnancy, This recommendation becomes even stronger from week 14 of pregnancy”.
Ensuring that “You have to be vaccinated regardless of when you are pregnant”. Currently, there is a call by health authorities to be vaccinated, regardless of the weeks of pregnancy in which a pregnant woman is. In the case of Covid-19 vaccines, which do not contain live agents, “the increasing accumulated experience, which The majority are pregnant women vaccinated in the second or third trimester, has not shown warning signs in relation to the pregnancy itself and the newborns, being the most recommended vaccines in this regard those that are based on mRNA, given that with them there is more experience and a greater number of patients and results guarantee their safety in pregnancy ”.
Secondly, in the case of a woman trying to become pregnant, the specialist also advises to be vaccinated, since “the vaccine against Covid-19 does not affect reproductive capacity either.”
Finally, Quirónsalud Malaga states that all these recommendations have been endorsed by all gynecologists in Spain through the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.