COVID-19 Vaccine

Pregnant and breastfeeding providers, nurses, and other staff at The Group have received the vaccine and have no hesitation recommending it to our patients.

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Should I get vaccinated if I am pregnant, nursing, or trying to become pregnant?

Pregnant and lactating women are able to get vaccinated for COVID-19.  
While we do not have vaccine data yet on these women, we do know a lot about other vaccines in pregnancy and breastfeeding (Tdap and influenza vaccines are currently strongly recommended during pregnancy and almost all vaccines are safe during lactation), and based on how the current COVID-19 vaccines work, they should be very safe. 

The other thing to consider is that pregnant women who contract COVID-19 are at risk for more severe illness, including a higher chance of hospitalization, a 3 times higher chance of being admitted to the ICU, a 2.9 times higher chance of needing a ventilator, and a 70% increased chance of dying compared to similar aged women who are not pregnant. 

Pregnant and breastfeeding providers, nurses, and other staff at The Group have received the vaccine and have no hesitation recommending it to our patients.

We are happy to discuss this at your next scheduled appointment, or we encourage you to schedule a telemedicine or in-person visit to discuss sooner if needed. 

++Watch for announcements from your local health department or local news. They will announce who is eligible in each group and where they can get vaccinated.++

MYTH BUSTERS

  • Myth: COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility or miscarriage.
  • Myth: COVID-19 vaccines will alter my DNA.
  • Myth: COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips developed to control people.
  • Myth: I won’t need to wear a mask after I get vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Myth: COVID-19 vaccines have severe side effects.
  • Myth: I already had COVID-19, I don’t need the vaccine.
  • Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine is not safe because it was rapidly developed and tested.
  • Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine gives you COVID-19.
  • Myth: There aren’t any benefits to getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Myth: More people will die as a result of a negative side effect to the COVID-19 vaccine than would actually die from the virus.
  • Myth: COVID-19 vaccines were developed using fetal tissue.

Can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCES

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If pregnant or breastfeeding women receive the vaccine and would like to enroll in a research study: 

MYTH BUSTER VIDEO

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Board Certified Fertility Doctor, Dr. Natalie Crawford, busts myths surrounding the current Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine and female infertility

Group 'Team Vaccine' Gallery

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The Group Difference

We believe in collaboration at The Group and during your pregnancy journey, you have the choice of rotating providers for each pre-natal appointment to get to know each one. There will always be a designated Obstetrician and CNM on-call to deliver your baby.

We specialize in pre pregnancy planning, normal and high risk pregnancies, postpartum care and so much more!

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We are the most experienced group of obstetricians and midwives in the Quad Cities. We are proud to offer unmatched and comprehensive services for all expectant mothers.

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We specialize in pre-pregnancy planning, normal and high-risk pregnancies, postpartum care, and so much more! In addition, we offer VBACs (Vaginal Birth After C-section).

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During labor and delivery there is a dedicated OB anesthesiologist dedicated to you. That means your care is top priority.

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We deliver at Genesis East, the hospital with the highest level of neonatal care (NICU) in the Quad Cities. University of Iowa NICU physicians work with us at Genesis so your baby, should the need arise, will receive the best available care.

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