Q&A on COVID19 & Pregnancy with global experts in obstetrics & gynaecology and vaccinology available to watch now.
'Can a pregnant woman get vaccinated?', 'Can breastmilk transmit the coronavirus/ antibodies'? and 'Are #COVID19Vaccines associated with #preterm birth?'
The Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong along with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology asked the public to submit their questions related to COVID19 & pregnancy. Questions included topics such as vaccination during pregnancy, the COVID-19 association with pre-eclampsia, the types of vaccine available for pregnant women, timing of each dose, ingredients and more.
An expert panel including Obstetrician - Gynecologists Prof. Liona Poon and Prof. Christoph Lees and Vaccinologist Prof Beate Kampmann recorded their answers to the questions which you can see below.
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'An important current paper concluded that "#COVID19 during #pregnancy is strongly associated with #preeclampsia"; what are the main mechanisms in your experiences?' #askCUxUKexperts@Christoph_Lees & @cylpoon1 answer!— ISUOG (@ISUOG) July 13, 2021
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'I'm considering getting my 1st #COVID19 jab. Does it matter what stage of #pregnancy I am in? Which vaccine should I take? And are there any known risks?' #askCUxUKexperts @CUHKMedicine— ISUOG (@ISUOG) July 13, 2021
Vaccinologist Prof @BeateKampmann@LSHTM @IMPRINT_network answers this question below. pic.twitter.com/D6DD7XqRZF
Does vaccination for COVID-19 increase the chance of premature birth? What about the severity of the side effects on #pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women? #askCUxUKexperts @CUHKMedicine— ISUOG (@ISUOG) July 13, 2021
Prof. @BeateKampmann & Prof. @Christoph_Lees from @imperialcollege answer below. pic.twitter.com/XWEbF7alHM
'Does the virus transfer to the unborn child?' @ISUOG Trustees Prof. Liona Poon @cylpoon1 & Prof. @Christoph_Lees answer this Q.— ISUOG (@ISUOG) July 13, 2021
Global experts in #OBGYN & #Vaccinology answer important #COVID19 and #pregnancy questions. Watch the full video at @CUHKMedicine #askCUxUKexperts pic.twitter.com/HF12XhULNZ
'Can breastmilk transmit the coronavirus/ antibodies?' #askCUxUKexperts@Christoph_Lees @cylpoon1 @BeateKampmann @CUHKMedicine @LSHTM @IMPRINT_network @ISUOG pic.twitter.com/F3CwQqnXab— ISUOG (@ISUOG) July 13, 2021
'Do you advise giving heparin to all #COVID positive #pregnant women or those with complicated respiratory symptoms only?' #askCUxUKexperts— ISUOG (@ISUOG) July 13, 2021
Prof. @Christoph_Lees from @imperialcollege answers.#OBGYNtwitter #Vaccinology #ISUOG @CUHKMedicine @LSHTM pic.twitter.com/jsHcwHcqJd
'If a woman is vaccinated with CoronaVac at the time of conception, should she have the second dose of CoronaVac during early #pregnancy? Is it possible for her to change to another type of #vaccine? If yes, is it equally effective?' #askCUxUKexperts@CUHKMedicine @LSHTM #COVID pic.twitter.com/cW7lEawlJx— ISUOG (@ISUOG) July 13, 2021
'I am 28 weeks #pregnant and I have been debating getting the Pfizer vaccine. I heard today that it contained graphene oxide which can be dangerous and it has spooked me so much. Any advice?' #askCUxUKexperts @CUHKMedicine— ISUOG (@ISUOG) July 13, 2021
Prof. @BeateKampmann answers@ISUOG @LSHTM #COVID19 @WHO pic.twitter.com/59iOxM1qsA
For more information to share with patients on COVID-19 and pregnancy, see our patient information leaflets here.
Additional clinical resources on COVID-19 for the OBGYN community can be found here, as well as Coronavirus resources in your language here.
Stay up to date with the latest research on COVID 19 and pregnancy by reading the UOG virtual issue here.