How does Coronoavirus (COVID-19) affect: pregnant women, a fetus, and breastfeeding moms?
COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy
As we begin the second year of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, pregnant women everywhere are making decisions about whether to pursue one of the COVID-19 vaccines. The good news is that several vaccine options are now available. Unfortunately, none of the clinical trials for these vaccines included pregnant women. Based on the science that is available to us today, the doctors at West Des Moines OBGYN Associates can help you decide if the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy is right for you. Let’s review what we know.
Our Priority Is You And Your Baby
What an exciting time in your life! Whether you’re trying to become pregnant for the first time or are expecting another child, you can depend on our quality and individualized obstetrics services. From preconception counseling to monthly check-ups and from birth to breastfeeding, both of our metro Des Moines OBGYN locations are equipped to help you all along the way.
We’ll always put your needs first and develop the appropriate care plan for you. With our team’s years of experience providing obstetrical care services, you can rest assured both you and your baby will be taken care of. Not only will we take care of your body but your mind as well.
During your pregnancy, your obstetrician will recommend monthly visits initially, with interim visits added, if necessary, to check on your health, your baby’s growth and to monitor any high-risk signs. Later in pregnancy, your obstetrical care visits will increase to every other week, then during the last month appointments will occur every week. Ideally, visits will alternate among all of the obstetricians and nurse practitioners on our OB team so that you will be familiar with each doctor that may potentially be delivering your baby. All physicians in our OB clinic share “call” and perform deliveries on a rotating basis.
Many well-meaning friends and relatives will offer advice to you throughout your pregnancy. Remember, while their support is most helpful and desirable, the advice to follow is that which you receive from your obstetrical care team. If questions arise, please refer to our Obstetrics FAQ page and do not hesitate to contact either of our central Des Moines OB clinics.