Obstetrician Gauthami Bhagwanani calls on pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

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An obstetrician working in one Sydney’s COVID-19 hotspots has called on pregnant women to get vaccinated, saying it’s “heartbreaking” delivering babies pre-term and separating newborns from mothers because of the virus.Gauthami Bhagwanani is the birthing unit director at Liverpool Hospital and appeared alongside Gladys Berejiklian at the Premier’s COVID media briefing to describe what she had seen first … Read more

Spike of unvaccinated pregnant women in COVID-19 ICUs concerning, says Calgary doctor

Spike of unvaccinated pregnant women in COVID-19 ICUs concerning, says Calgary doctor

An unvaccinated pregnant Alberta woman died from a COVID-related infection following admission into intensive care units, sources familiar with the death say. CBC News granted confidentiality because our sources were not authorized to speak, but understands the woman’s baby was delivered and survived. The woman will not be named, nor the community where she died. At … Read more

Germany recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women

Germany recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women

A sign reading “Pubic vaccination point” is seen at the Leibniz-Montessori secondary school, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Dusseldorf, Germany, August 27, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo SchmuelgenBERLIN, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine oversight body on Friday recommended that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an mRNA-based shot.The Permanent … Read more

Pregnant Sydney woman with Covid gives birth by caesarian section so she could be ventilated | Health

A pregnant woman with Covid gave birth by emergency caesarean section at 28 weeks so she could be placed on ventilation at a Sydney hospital.Guardian Australia understands that the woman’s newborn child was taken to a separate hospital with better neonatal care resources and placed into an incubator.The caesarian section was performed on the baby’s … Read more

On Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons

On Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons

To the Editor Shimabukuro et al. (June 17 issue)1 reported preliminary data on the safety of messenger RNA (mRNA) Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy from the v-safe surveillance system and pregnancy registry. They reported that among 827 participants with a completed pregnancy, the pregnancy resulted in spontaneous abortion by week 20 in 104 (12.6%), and the … Read more