Ask Sofia: Should pregnant women get the Covid-19 vaccine?
This is the number-one question our patients who are pregnant or are hoping to get pregnant are asking right now: Should I get the vaccine? Since clinical trials typically exclude pregnant women as well as those who are breastfeeding, there is limited data on this topic. However, the CDC says that pregnant women who are part of a group recommended to receive the Covid-19 vaccine can “choose to be vaccinated,” while the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists notes that vaccines “should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination.”
All About Gestational Diabetes
If you’re pregnant or have had a child, you probably remember the glucose test to measure your blood sugar and check for gestational diabetes. A condition that affects up to 10 percent of pregnant women each year in the United States, gestational diabetes causes high blood pressure and affects how your cells use sugar.
There is good news and bad news when it comes to gestational diabetes. The good news is that many women can manage it by eating well and exercising (and taking medication, if needed) to keep both mom and baby healthy. In most cases, blood sugar levels return to normal after delivery, however, it can lead to excessive birth weight and early delivery for babies as well as a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life for moms.
What Happens When You’re Pregnant and Positive
Even though Clinic Sofia has not had many patients who are pregnant and have tested positive for Covid-19, some are inquiring about the possibility – what would happen, what they would need to do and the potential impact on baby. Some good news was shared recently by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, who […]
Pregnancy and Pandemic Updates
You may have heard that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently added pregnancy to its list of conditions that put people at greater risk of serious illness from the coronavirus. We want to acknowledge that these are stressful times and reassure you that Clinic Sofia continues to take measures with your utmost safety in mind.
Pregnancy During a Pandemic
Dr. Amy Hammers navigated pregnancy during a pandemic along with her patients and shared her experience prior to delivery.
Giving Birth During a Pandemic
COVID-19 first appeared on Molly Bukoskey’s radar screen when her two-year-old son was hospitalized in January for RSV and pneumonia, but the thought that she would be delivering a baby during a global pandemic really hit home when she started to hear about the restrictions New York hospitals were placing on partners in the delivery room and overall visitors.