A new study has said that pregnant women are more prone to catching Covid-19 infection than others in the same age group. It said that Covid-19 infection rate in pregnant women is 70 per cent higher than in adult women. The findings of the study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Kristina Adams Waldorf, a researcher from the University of Washington, said that data collected in the study and interpretation showed that pregnant women did not avoid the pandemic. This contradicted the past reports that suggested that pregnant women were able to avoid the transmission of the virus.
It said that the infection also increased the risk of severe illness. Besides, the maternal mortality rate due to Covid-19 also showed a spike. The study said that such pregnancy should be categorised as a high-risk health condition for Covid-19 vaccine allocation.
The study involved 35 hospitals and clinics. The team identified 240 pregnant women who acquired Covid-19 from March through June 2020.
Adams Waldorf asked the participants to discuss the both risks and benefits of vaccination with their prenatal care provider. The researchers used the data to conclude that Covid infection rates high in pregnant women in America.
The study said that a pregnant lady during the pandemic should consider being vaccinated against Covid-19. The US regulatory bodies and medical experts have already said that pregnant women have the choice to receive the vaccine.
There is no reason to believe that vaccination could cause harm to the mother and her unborn child. Studies suggest that vaccines will instead provide considerable benefits to the mother and her kid in the womb.
However, a few having severe allergies or with a record of anaphylactic shock are advised not to take vaccines.