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All You Need to Know About the

COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

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Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can feel overwhelming, and getting covid while pregnant could make things even more stressful. There is a good chance you’ve wondered about the impact the COVID-19 vaccine has on a pregnant woman’s health. That’s why we want to share with you everything you need to know about being pregnant and getting the COVID-19 vaccine, including:

 

  1. Is the COVID-19 vaccine available to pregnant women?
  2. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women?
  3. Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant?
  4. Who can I talk to about my decision?
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Is The COVID-19 Vaccine Available to Pregnant Women?

 

Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine is available to pregnant women. The CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have made it clear that the COVID-19 vaccine is accessible to any pregnant woman or woman planning to become pregnant.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women?

Even though the CDC recommends women who are pregnant should get the vaccine, there is unfortunately little data on the safety between the vaccine and pregnant women since it is so new. Case studies and clinical trials continue every day, and the CDC will share more information in the future. 

Currently, the Food and Drug Administration and CDC have both agreed that getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from a severe illness from COVID-19. Over 200,000 pregnant women have received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) without any safety concerns.

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Should I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine If I’m Pregnant?

 

As with any serious health decision, you should always consider your options. You are not obligated to get the vaccine if you are pregnant, only recommended. Women who are pregnant have the right to choose if they want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or not.

Who Can I Talk to About My Decision?

Before getting the vaccine, you should have a serious talk with a health care provider or OB-GYN to see if it is right for you and your baby. 

Here are some suggestions of questions you can ask. (This list is not an all-inclusive list; make sure to ask any other questions or concerns you may have regarding the vaccine):

  • What is the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy?
  • Can the COVID-19 vaccine cause miscarriages?
  • Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect pregnant women’s immune systems?
  • What are the possible side effects, both to my unborn baby and me?
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Remember, you’re not alone.

Our trained and caring staff is here to help you. If you have questions, are considering an abortion, or are afraid or aren’t sure you can take care of a baby, please call us at (205) 252-0706. We offer counseling, classes, and other pregnancy resources like diapers and clothing. We’re here to help you.

Request an appointment at Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center today. 

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To schedule a free appointment:

Call (205) 252-0706

Text (205) 234-2448
or fill out our online appointment form.

After Hours: Call 1-800-712-HELP (4357) 24 hours a day.

Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center serves the surrounding communities of Birmingham, Alabama helping women facing an unplanned pregnancy, to work through their options. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, post-abortion recovery, counseling, and parent resources for women in the Birmingham community.

Her Choice Birmingham Women's Center

A caring women's center, offering free and confidential pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, post-abortion recovery, counseling, and parent resources for women in the Birmingham community.

2120 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

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