Worried about getting vaccinated while pregnant? This might help
If you’re pregnant and considering the COVID-19 vaccine, we’ve got good news for you. In a recent study, a vaccinated pregnant woman gave birth to a baby who had protective antibodies against the COVID-19 virus!
What you need to know about the baby born with COVID-19 antibodies
1. The mom was given the Moderna vaccine at 36 weeks
According to the study, a pregnant frontliner received her first dose of the Moderna vaccine while she was 36 weeks pregnant. Three weeks later, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Researchers then took a sample from the baby’s cord to test for antibodies and found that they were detectable in the baby’s blood. Because of the recommended 28-day spacing between vaccine doses, the pregnant woman only took the second shot until a week postpartum.
2. This is not the first study that’s been conducted
In an Israeli study where 40 mothers who had been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech shots, the umbilical cords of their newborns were also found to have a strong supply of antibodies for COVID-19.
With more frontliners getting vaccinated and the promise of more doses underway, things are definitely looking up. As always, before you consider the vaccine, weigh your options and speak to your physician first.