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Has anyone gotten the COVID vaccine while pregnant? If so, care to share your experience? Currently debating whether to get it (I’m 21 weeks) or wait till after birth…

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I’m totally an outlier here so definitely take this with a grain of salt. I have a history of recurrent loss (5 to date, all genetically normal) and after seeing many many specialists and doing every test possible, the best they’ve come up with is possible immune causes. I’ve been told not to get vaccinated when pregnant since fever is often a side effect. While that would be perfectly fine for like 99% of pregnant women, the inflammatory response in my case could lead to another loss. I debated this for a long time and ultimately decided I would wait, and continue being super cautious with quarantine. But like I said, my case is really weird and for 99% of people it makes sense to get vaccinated. I’ll probably get a bunch of angry responses so I’m not going to respond to any comments on this thread. Just wanted to share another perspective.

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I got it in second and early third trimester. This was just when vaccines became available so it wasn’t officially recommended yet for pregnant women. My doctor recommended it and I got it. Very sore arm, but no other symptoms. My baby is 5 months old and happy and healthy! Now it’s been studied and there is a clear recommendation for pregnant women so I hope that makes you feel better about your decision. I posted this on another post about the same topic, but a good family friend’s niece was pregnant and got COVID. She was in the hospital for 6 weeks before she and the baby died just a couple weeks ago. She had a two year old at home that will never know her mom. These types of deaths are preventable! The delta variant is SO much more contagious. I urge you to get the vaccine and enjoy your pregnancy and baby. Stay safe. 💕

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The risk to you as an unvaccinated pregnant person is so, so much higher. Please get vaccinated.

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Agree. There are so many horror stories of pregnant women getting covid and requiring emergency c-sections, then dying before ever holding their baby :(

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I was vaccinated back in March at 5 weeks pregnant. I have a history of loss and did go on to lose that pregnancy, but I would choose to get vaccinated again, knowing what we do now. To date, there have been no fetal abnormalities related to the vaccine, nor have there been any losses proven to be caused from the vaccine. On the other hand, this wave of covid is hitting expectant mothers very hard and I personally know of some who have delivered early to save the mother's life or who died of covid complications. From all sources I have seen, those women were unvaccinated. My .02, but the risk of a relatively safe vaccine is far better than the chance of contracting a bad case of covid and possibly dying. The thought of my children growing up without a mother is devastating.

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I was vaccinated as soon as I could be, I think fully vaccinated at 32 weeks pregnant (this was back in April, so as soon as I was eligible) My five month old baby is perfectly healthy and huge. She was measuring big my whole pregnancy and being vaccinated did not change that. She is huge and chunky and healthy and perfect. I'm so glad I've given her the max protection against COVID I can, because no one knows what will happen long term to babies who get it, so being vaccinated while pregnant and then breast feeding are the best things I can do for her

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I got it during the second trimester and just gave birth yesterday to an absolutely perfect little boy. I did not have a bad reaction to getting it. I’m grateful he has some immunity from me (breastfeeding will give some, but not as much).

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Pregnant moms are dying left and right. You need to put yourself first if you care about your baby

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Left and right? Um, no. No they’re not.

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Got Pfizer during 2nd tri. Sore arm but No other side effects. Perfectly healthy baby.

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I got vaccinated in my first trimester. All seems well and currently 28 weeks

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Got it in my first trimester. I had a rough reaction, but I also was in the middle of a rough first trimester 🙄 Currently 36 weeks and nothing weird. And so thankful I did with all the stories of moms and/or babies dying.

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I got mine in my 2nd trimester as well. First shot gave me a sore arm. 2nd shot I was throwing up, my body ached, had chills and had a low fever for a day. I was 100% recovered the next day. Haven’t give birth yet but baby seem fine so far (from all the check ups).

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Getting induced Monday, I got the vaccine early in my third tri! No side effects except a little headache both shots. He is perfectly healthy so far! My doctor emphasized how many severe covid cases she had seen with pregnant ladies and the complications they had. Also I love that I’m giving him an extra boost to fight against covid once he’s out.

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I got vaxxed when I was 16 weeks and 19 weeks back in May. I went back and forth for a while and read a lot of articles and did a lot of research. It was difficult for me to decide since none of my doctors wanted to recommend it at that time and basically said that the decision was up to me. It was a stressful and an anxiety inducing decision but I’m so glad I got it. I would 100% do it again. I’m 38 weeks now and have heard horror stories about unvaxxed pregnant women in the hospital with covid. I highly recommend anyone that is pregnant to get the vaccine. I saw somewhere that pregnant women are 15 times more likely to get seriously sick from covid, and that’s not a statistic I want to be part of

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Please check with your doctor. I have a friend going on her 6th week intubated. She decided not to get vaccinated, had her baby in August and got covid a week after her baby was born.

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I got vaccinated soon after giving birth. I am nursing as well. No side effects and very healthy baby boy at 6 months.

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I got it in my third trimester. My 5 month old and me are as healthy as can be.

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I got it in first trimester. Absolutely no issues and healthy baby to date! I’m glad I had protection for me and my little during the summer spikes. I plan to get my booster this winter before my due date - my pediatrician thinks it’s a great idea to ensure me and baby are both protected

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I got vaccinated as soon as I could be in the first trimester. No issues at all. Only side effects were a little bit of exhaustion, a headache (first shot only), and injection site soreness and swelling (second shot only).

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I got moderna at 10/14 w. I’m 36 weeks now and everything is looking good. I didn’t have any major side effects from the vaccine, just some exhaustion and soreness at injection site.

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