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Vaccines don’t harm pregnancies, and may even help babies, Israeli doctors claim

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An analysis of health data from 3,000 women in Jerusalem has found that coronavirus vaccines do not raise pregnancy risks, but contracting COVID-19 can make women slightly more vulnerable to premature labor, a doctor said Tuesday.

Health authorities widely recommend vaccines for everyone aged over 12, including women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to get pregnant — but many such women are hesitant.

Doctors at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center looked at the data of 3,000 women, finding no correlation between inoculation and pregnancy-related complications. They even found even early signs that babies of vaccinated mothers could be less likely to develop complications.

“We wanted to see if there is any impact of the vaccines on unborn babies, and we saw there are absolutely no pregnancy complications arising from vaccination,” Dr. Misgav Rottenstreich, a senior Shaare Zedek physician, told The Times of Israel.

What the study did see is a slightly increased risk for going into labor early for those who contracted COVID, even if they recovered. While 2.8........

© The Times of Israel

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