The importance of vaccinating pregnant women against the coronavirus was emphasized by British doctors after data showed that the vaccines not only were safe but also reduced the risk of stillbirth.
According to an article in the Guardian, researchers found more than 117,000 pregnant women vaccinated with a coronavirus vaccine found a 15 percent reduction in the chance of stillbirth. The researchers obtained the results of the Nature Communications published in the journal.
Researchers at St George’s University in London and the Royal College of Midwives and Gynecologists in the UK analyzed 23 studies and studies to assess the safety of vaccinations. The vast majority of women received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, which provided 89.5 percent protection against coronavirus infection seven days after the second dose. The women in the study found no evidence of an increased risk of miscarriage, preterm birth or other pregnancy complications.
To date, the majority of data on vaccines taken during pregnancy have been shown to protect the pregnant woman from the coronavirus. Now we have evidence that vaccines also protect the baby
– said the professor, who emphasized that it was surprising and positive that the number of stillbirths had decreased.
Coronavirus infection is also associated with an increased risk of stillbirth and preterm birth. Research shows that vaccines reduce the risk of stillbirth by protecting against severe Covid-19, but the study found only indications that the vaccine also reduced preterm birth.
The best way to protect pregnant women and their babies is to use a coronavirus vaccine
Khalil stressed, adding that even if a pregnant woman thinks she won’t be harmed if she gets the infection, the vaccine still has a potential benefit for the baby.