Category: COVID19

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COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination During Pregnancy Shows Strong Immune Responses for Mothers and Infants, Study Reveals

In recent times, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to public health, with pregnant individuals being particularly vulnerable. However, a groundbreaking cohort study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy leads to robust immune responses in both mothers and infants without adverse effects. Furthermore, this article will also touch […]

Yes, the COVID19 Vaccine can Change your Period–but only briefly

A new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology supports what most women have been reporting since vaccination against COVID-19 started: their menstrual cycles or period length change after vaccination. Women have reported their periods were late, their bleeding was heavier than usual or even painful. Even some postmenopausal women have reported having a period after […]

COVID19 Vaccine Safety Update

During this pandemic, one of the most common questions from our pregnant patients has been “is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot while I’m pregnant?” Taking into consideration the different variants, how fast these vaccines were developed and widespread misinformation, the concern our patients have for their unborn babies is completely […]

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COVID19 Vaccine Booster: Yes or No?

Discussion around booster shots for the COVID19 vaccine has been going on for a few months now.  At the end of September, Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) put out their recommendations on the booster shot. The recommendation is for people who received their last shot of the Pfizer BioNTech […]

COVID19 Vaccine in Pregnancy: CDC Update

Though the COVID19 Vaccine has been recommended for all pregnant women since January by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and since July by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the CDC put out an urgent recommendation this week for the vaccination of all pregnant women due to […]

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Period Changes? Is it the pandemic? COVID19? the Vaccine? the NIH wants to know!

As OBGYNs, one of the more common complaints patients bring up with us are irregularities in their periods.  For many women, periods of stress: travel, final exams, a big move, major life events, can throw off their cycle for a month or two.   For other women, there are medical issues: hormonal, structural, that cause the […]

COVID- 19 Vaccine And Cancer Treatment

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Can Cancer Patients That Are Undergoing Cancer Treatment Receive The Vaccine Safely? There are currently three different vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, that have received emergency approval from the FDA and are being widely distributed in the country. The Centers for […]

Yes, We Recommend Pregnant Women Get the COVID19 Vaccine!

The COVID19 vaccine was first approved for use in December of 2020.  Though guidelines weren’t clear for pregnant women, many pregnant healthcare workers and first responders chose to be among the first to get vaccinated in December and January. In January of 2021, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) put out a clear statement […]

COVID 19 Vaccine: Pregnancy and Lactation

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant or possibly pregnant women? The CDC has provided the following guidance for pregnant women: ● There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. ● If a woman is part of a group (e.g., health care personnel, education) who is recommended to receive a […]

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Delays In Surgery And Treatment Because Of COVID-19

Delays Of Surgeries Seem To Be Non-Life-Threatening For Women With Early-Stage Disease Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Through the early weeks and months of COVID-19, when hospitals were arranging to deal with a rush of patients, all elective surgeries — which included early-stage breast cancer surgeries — were […]

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