Research: Reduced risk of stillbirth in vaccinated pregnant women by 15%

What a new British scientific study shows

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Vaccination of pregnant women against coronavirus is associated with a 15% reduction in the chance of stillbirth (stillbirth after the 20th week of pregnancy), according to a new British scientific study.

The study - which provides reassuring reassurance about the benefits of vaccinating pregnant women in the midst of a pandemic - also concluded that mRNA vaccines during pregnancy are 90% effective against the risk of infection. Covid-19 and is safe, with no side effects for the mother or baby. Many pregnant women are still reluctant to get vaccinated, mainly because of concerns about the effects on their baby, but, as the new study shows, their fears are unfounded.

Researchers from the University of London and the British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, led by Professor Asma Khalil, published a review (systematic review and meta-analysis) in the journal Nature Communications, reviewing 23 studies pregnant women, almost all with mRNA vaccines (Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna).

Ms Khalil said: "Our findings will help alleviate the doubts of pregnant women about vaccines. Although many things return to normal, there is still a very clear and significant risk of infection. Covid-19 for mothers and their babies, including preterm birth and stillbirth. It is therefore essential that more vaccines be given to reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy. New study shows that vaccination against Covid-19 it is both safe and effective. "

Dr. Edward Morris, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said: "The new study provides further reassurance that vaccines Covid-19 is safe during pregnancy. We know that some women are reluctant to get vaccinated because of concerns about the effects on their baby. However, we now have solid evidence that vaccines do not increase the risk of side effects and are the best way to protect both women and their babies. We recommend all pregnant women to get the vaccine Covid-19 and the booster dose. THE Covid-19 "It is still widespread and if a pregnant woman becomes infected with the virus, she is at greater risk of becoming seriously ill."

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