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?

ACOG recommends that all eligible persons, including pregnant and lactating individuals, receive a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine series.  

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the two leading organizations representing specialists in obstetric care, recommend that all pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19. The organizations’ recommendations in support of vaccination during pregnancy reflect evidence demonstrating the safe use of the COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy from tens of thousands of reporting individuals over the last several months, as well as the current low vaccination rates and concerning increase in cases.

Data have shown that COVID-19 infection puts pregnant people at increased risk of severe complications and even death; yet only about 22% of pregnant individuals have received one or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

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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