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Mothers-to-be who get Covid within a month of their due date ‘are at greatest risk of complications’


Pregnant women who catch Covid within a month of their due date are at greatest risk of complications, research suggests. 

But doctors insist the dangers are tiny to mothers-to-be who are vaccinated — and urged women to keep coming forward for their vaccines. 

Overall, unvaccinated pregnant women were up to twice as likely to have a premature birth and four times as likely to have a stillbirth if they catch Covid within 28 days of their due date, compared to the risks for all mothers-to-be.   

The authors do not speculate on why this is, as they did not have access to individual patient data, but pregnant women are considered more at risk from Covid infection generally due to a weaker immune system.   

Researchers also found that unvaccinated pregnant women accounted for 98 per cent of Covid pregnancy ITU admissions.

Vaccine hesitancy has been common among pregnant women and those trying to conceive due to concern about fertility.

At one point un-jabbed pregnant women made…



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