Pregnancy and the Pandemic

Mounting research has shown pregnant women fare worse than their nonpregnant counterparts when it comes to COVID-19.
 
One promising finding is that the virus rarely crosses over to the fetus.
 
But does the COVID-19 vaccine also pose a risk?
 
There is no conclusive data because pregnant women were excluded from initial COVID-19 vaccine trials.  
 
With hard data lacking, regulators have essentially asked women to consult their physician before making a call.
 
Physicians’ Overwhelming Advice: The vaccine should be offered to pregnant women after speaking with a doctor—and to avoid future uncertainty, they should no longer be excluded from such trials.
 
Nature

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