Pregnancy can be a time of both excitement and anxiety. It’s natural for expecting mothers to fret about everything but during the Covid-19 pandemic, you might be feeling a unique type of stress.
Amid all these, one common question raises in our mind that, Do the COVID-19 vaccines affect my chances of pregnancy?
Well, the answer is no, there’s no such evidence found that any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines, influence the chances of getting pregnant despite a myth suggesting otherwise.
According to medical experts, there’s no biological proof that the shots would affect fertility.
Though the real-world evidence provides more assurance for anyone worried about their chances of conceiving: In Pfizer’s study it has been found that a similar number of women became pregnant in the group given the vaccine as in the group given dummy shots.
Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a gynecologist and professor at the Yale University School of Medicine said researchers are starting to study anecdotal reports of short-term changes to periods after the vaccine, but there’s no sign so far that the shots put fertility at risk.
For pregnant individuals, who have a higher risk of severe illness if infected with the coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccines are also recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and obstetrician groups. According to research, it has been found that pregnant people who get the virus are more likely to be admitted to intensive care, receive invasive ventilation and die than their nonpregnant peers.
The CDC also followed tens of thousands of pregnant women who got the vaccines and found they had comparable pregnancy outcomes to pregnant women before the pandemic.
Dr. Denise Jamieson, chair of the department of gynaecology and obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine said, so whether you are thinking about having a baby, trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatments, you should not delay vaccination.