With the Covid-19 vaccines being so new, there is only a relatively short period time during which safety data has been collected.
However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a strong push for pregnant women to get the vaccine.
According to CDC, there is enough data to claim that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risk for pregnant women. Among the possible risks, CDC says they are outweighed by the possible benefits.
CDC also says the rate of miscarriage reported to federal databases after Covid-19 vaccine seems to match up within a range of what is expected among unvaccinated women.
You can read the CDC information below:
Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People Are at Increased Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19
Although the overall risk of severe illness is low, pregnant and recently pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared with non-pregnant people. Severe illness includes illness that requires hospitalization, intensive care, need for a ventilator or special equipment to breathe, or illness that results in death. Additionally, pregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk of preterm birth and might be at increased risk of other adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared with pregnant women without COVID-19.
Read CDC's media announcement here
Data about the Safety and Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy
Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, although limited, has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.
- No safety concerns were found in animal studies: Studies in animals receiving a Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine before or during pregnancy found no safety concerns in pregnant animals or their babies.
- No adverse pregnancy-related outcomes occurred in previous clinical trials that used the same vaccine platform as the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine: Vaccines that use the same viral vector have been given to pregnant people in all trimesters of pregnancy, including in a large-scale Ebola vaccination trial. No adverse pregnancy-related outcomes, including adverse outcomes affecting the baby, were associated with vaccination in these trials. Learn more about how viral vector vaccines work.
- COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infection, including in pregnant people or their babies: None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make anyone sick with COVID-19, including pregnant people or their babies.
- Early data on the safety of receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) during pregnancy are reassuring:
- CDC released the first U.S. data on the safety of receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy. The report analyzed data from three safety monitoring systems in place to gather information about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. These early data did not find any safety concerns for pregnant people who were vaccinated or their babies.1
- Another report looked at pregnant people enrolled in the v-safe pregnancy registrywho were vaccinated before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Scientists did not find an increased risk for miscarriage among people who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy.2
- Many pregnancies reported in these safety monitoring systems are ongoing. CDC will continue to follow people vaccinated during all trimesters of pregnancy to better understand effects on pregnancy and babies.
- Early data suggest receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy reduces the risk for infection: A recent study from Israel compared pregnant people who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine with those who did not. Scientists found that vaccination lowered the risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19.3
- Vaccination of pregnant people builds antibodies that might protect their baby: When pregnant people receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy, their bodies build antibodies against COVID-19, similar to non-pregnant people. Antibodies made after a pregnant person received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine were found in umbilical cord blood. This means COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy might help protect babies against COVID-19. More data are needed to determine how these antibodies, similar to those produced with other vaccines, may provide protection to the baby.4
Additional clinical trials that study the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and how well they work in pregnant people are underway or planned. Vaccine manufacturers are also collecting and reviewing data from people in the completed clinical trials who received a vaccine and became pregnant.If you are pregnant and receive a COVID-19 vaccine, consider participating in the v-safe pregnancy registry
If you are pregnant and have received a COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to enroll in v-safe. V-safe is CDC’s smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after vaccination. A v-safe pregnancy registry has been established to gather information on the health of pregnant people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. If people enrolled in v-safe report that they were pregnant at the time of vaccination or after vaccination, the registry staff might contact them to learn more. Participation is voluntary, and participants may opt out at any time.
CDC Recommendations for People who are Pregnant
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant. If you are pregnant, you might want to have a conversation with your healthcare provider about COVID-19 vaccination. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. You can receive a COVID-19 vaccine without any additional documentation from your healthcare provider.
CDC recommendations align with those from professional medical organizations serving people who are pregnant, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologistsexternal icon and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicinepdf iconexternal icon.
If you got pregnant after receiving your first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine), you should get your second shot to get as much protection as possible. If you experience fever following vaccination, you should take acetaminophen (Tylenol®) because fever—for any reason—has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.If you are pregnant and have questions about COVID-19 vaccine
If you would like to speak to someone about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, you can contact MotherToBaby. MotherToBaby experts are available to answer questions in English or Spanish by phone or chat. The free and confidential service is available Monday–Friday 8am–5pm (local time). To reach MotherToBaby:
- Call 1-866-626-6847
- Chat live or send an email MotherToBabyexternal icon
CDC Recommendations for People who are Breastfeeding
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are breastfeeding. Clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccines currently used in the United States did not include people who are breastfeeding. Because the vaccines have not been studied in people who are breastfeeding, there are limited data available on the:
- Safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people who are breastfeeding
- Effects of vaccination on the breastfed baby
- Effects on milk production or excretion
COVID-19 vaccines cannot cause infection in anyone, including the mother or the baby, and the vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 in people who are breastfeeding. Recent reports have shown that breastfeeding people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have antibodies in their breastmilk, which could help protect their babies. More data are needed to determine what protection these antibodies may provide to the baby.4-7
Follow Recommendations to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 after Vaccination
After you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic. Learn more about what you can do when you have been fully vaccinated.
If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.
Vaccine Side Effects
Side effects can occur after receiving any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, especially after the second dose for vaccines that require two doses. Pregnant people have not reported different side effects from non-pregnant people after vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines). If you experience fever following vaccination you should take acetaminophen (Tylenol®) because fever—for any reason—has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Learn more at What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.
Although rare, some people have had allergic reactions after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk with your healthcare provider if you have a history of allergic reaction to any other vaccine or injectable therapy (intramuscular, intravenous, or subcutaneous).
Key considerations you can discuss with your healthcare provider include:
- The unknown risks of developing a severe allergic reaction
- The benefits of vaccination
If you have an allergic reaction after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy, you can receive treatment for it.
People Who Would Like to Have a Baby
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone 12 years of age and older, including people who are trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future , as well as their partners.
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine: Women younger than 50 years old should especially be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination. There are other COVID-19 vaccines available for which this risk has not been seen. If you received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, here is what you need to know. Read the CDC/FDA statement.J&J/Janssen Updates
Sharyl, there is not a whole lot to be happy about growing old but I am happy that my wife and I no longer have to deal with making personal decisions about COVID vaccinations during pregnancy or for our children. I do not trust the agenda-driven public health officials currently in power to provide honest, fact-based recommendations.
Jim ( and Sharyl ) :
For a better understanding of what’s afoot,
and who is behind all things CRAZY today :
( CDC ),
which organization is strongly aligned with :
( ACLU ).
Marxism is the manifestation of what this
student of psychology calls :
UTOPI-Psychosis (( Leftism’s
libertines are Utopi-Psychotic )).
Lying is the default position of all Leftists,
such as our Commander Fauci.
Use it without attribution.
Communist Doctors Committee
Marc Maximilien Authier says
The niece of my wife lives in Israel. As you know Israelis are not that intelligent people and most took the dangerous vaccine, my wife niece's incluuded She was pregnant.. A few days later she was rushed to the hospital. She had to be aborted. Yeap so much for the criminal CDC . The place should indeed be burned down trough the ground if Americans had balls. . I think when all this horrible Covid 19 farce is finished, the CDC and the FDA will indeed be burned down by Americans. As for Israelis and the niece of my wife, the idiot niece is still convinced that her miscarriage has no relation with this experimental crap. What can we do with stupid people ? Let them learn, Maybe as they die they will learn. It makes me very sad that so many people we love are totally brainwashed and devoid of any critical judgement. Very sad times indeed. Only prayer is left.
Ok so Sheryl, you are just retelling the CDC covid narrrive? No investigation into the VAERS? No questions?
Sharyl Attkisson says
I have done some analysis and investigation you can find under the medical health tab. Additionally, I often print full releases, studies, etc so people can read the original material.
Marc ( and Sharyl ),
One has to examine public education
in the Sixties, and thereafter—as focus,
then, had shifted from THINKING
(( reading comprehension and analyses;
writing and good/legible use of the pen;
math and sciences; hygiene and family
formation; and G_d/virtue underpinning
all of the above )) to F E E L I N G S—
toward singing, dancing, arts and crafts
(( learning to “Draw on the Right Side of
the Brain” )); and female teachers’ demand
that : “We have to let the kids have FUN
learning through FUN things!” )).
Read Aristotle, about how education
requires the same rigor an athlete
must apply to be his/her very best
( repetition, frustration, and tears ).
In other words, education requires
hard work—SCHOLARSHIP !
The Marxian libertines have made our
public schools fun and, ergo, hardly
effective—for raising up future leaders
and good citizens ( our collective IQ has
been plunging!, from the late 1950s to
A Marxist ACLU had removed G_d from
public education—and a civilized citizen
( lady or gentleman ) is more and more
difficult to find today,
When lying becomes more common than
truth-telling, then . . .
We've had two miscarriages in the family. Both DIL's were vaccinated. I know it's anecdotal, but I feel I lost two grandchildren to the vaccine.
Culling the Herd!
Cher Lauf says
Pregnant “people”. Of course the mean biological women. But we all k is that, so….
Cowgirl Diva says
When I was pregnant, I wouldn't even take an aspirin..!! There is no way,....!!!!
Ann Lena says
The vaccine is NOT safe. Can’t believe you lowered yourself to write an article containing the words pregnant people and breast-feeding people rather than women.
The CDC lost me at "pregnant people". They are woke-biased so one can conclude the research is also biased.
Women worry about having a glass of wine during pregnancy but allow themselves to be jabbed?
Does anyone know whether any vaccine has ever been approved for use in pregnant women?
J Ann says
It's unethical to use pregnant women in clinical trials. So all vaccine recommendations for pregnant women are considered "off-label". Most vaccine package inserts state that clinical trials have not been conducted in pregnant women.
But of course, that doesn't stop the CDC from recommending them for all pregnant women. And it certainly doesn't stop doctors and other health care providers from administering them.
Victor DeJesus says
None of the vaccines have been tested on pregnant women. Although it appears that they are beginning to test the Covid 19 ones. Will see if they do an honest study.
Pregnant women or mothers, why say just pregnant people. Maybe also say chest feeding instead of breastfeeding if you go the gender neutral route.
But aside from that, I have to agree with those who wonder at this recommendation when women are instructed to be careful careful careful about the smallest things like a hot tub, glass of wine (esp later on in development), and other medications etc. And despite that, this push? Ridiculous.
For those of you too young to remember, under 60 for sure. Google "thalidomide babies." The powers that be also said thalidomide was safe.
Audrey Murphy says
My son-in-law's sister got the CCP vaccine when she was pregnant and two days later her baby was born over two months early! The vaccines are a way to control the population! I have had the CCP virus and will never get the shot. There is not enough studies to prove the vaccines are safe.
How are we supposed to trust an agency that uses the phrase "pregnant people"? It's a crap shoot, if you ask me.