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Pregnant Women with Covid More Likely to Deliver Stillborn; Get Your Shots, Expectant Moms!

If you love babies and real scientific evidence, you’d better love covid shots. New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 Response Team finds that pregnant women with covid-19 are more likely to suffer stillbirths, especially with the rise of the Delta variant:

Among 1,249,634 deliveries during March 2020–September 2021, stillbirths were rare (8,154; 0.65%): 273 (1.26%) occurred among 21,653 deliveries to women with COVID-19 documented at the delivery hospitalization, and 7,881 (0.64%) occurred among 1,227,981 deliveries without COVID-19. The adjusted risk for stillbirth was higher in deliveries with COVID-19 compared with deliveries without COVID-19 during March 2020–September 2021 (adjusted relative risk [aRR] = 1.90; 95% CI = 1.69–2.15), including during the pre-Delta (aRR = 1.47; 95% CI = 1.27–1.71) and Delta periods (aRR = 4.04; 95% CI = 3.28–4.97). COVID-19 documented at delivery was associated with increased risk for stillbirth, with a stronger association during the period of Delta variant predominance. Implementing evidence-based COVID-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination before or during pregnancy, is critical to reducing the impact of COVID-19 on stillbirths [Carla L. DeSisto, Bailey Wallace, Regina M. Simeone, et al., “Risk for Stillbirth Among Women with and Without Covid-19 at Delivery Hospitalization—United States, March 2020–September 2021,” CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2021.11.19].

The CDC continues to recommend pregnant women get the covid-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their babies. The CDC (as well as Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists…) says there is still no evidence that any covid-19 vaccine causes adverse pregnancy-related outcomes.


  1. Mark Anderson 2021-11-20 08:26

    It’s like the freedom from shots mentality has lead to an abortion alternative for conservatives.

  2. Porter Lansing 2021-11-20 12:25

    -Before Pfizer and then the rest (Moderna – J&J) would release their vaccines, they got assurance from the feds that they wouldn’t be sued for damages without having insurance.
    -No insurance company would take the job so USA set up their own malpractice/liability insurance program.
    -I know this because a relative works within that system, assessing monetary damages for the lifetime of anyone damaged by a vaccine.
    -They like to keep this on the down low, due to the misinformation that’s rampant on social media. (Much of which is from Russian influencers.)

  3. Tom Kellar 2021-11-20 23:52

    The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been around since 1986. It covers injuries resulting from all of the major vaccinations from measles to hepatitis. “The VICP was established after lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers and healthcare providers threatened to cause vaccine shortages and reduce vaccination rates.” It was not developed just to cover Covid-19 vaccinations.

  4. larry kurtz 2021-11-22 17:46

    Inoculations for the virus causing this pandemic are safe for patients but nobody knows the long term implications for the human genome.

  5. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-11-23 05:49

    Vaccines have zero effect on genetics. mRNA vaccines for coronavirus don’t change our DNA; neither have any other vaccines ever used in the history of mankind.

    The only ways a vaccine could affect the human genome would be (1) if coronavirus affected the reproductive opportunities (i.e., killed, sickened, or made infertile) of humans with specific genetic characteristics and the vaccine served to prevent that natural selection… in which case the vaccine would be preventing a change in the general genome, not causing it, and (2) if the vaccine had infertility as a side effect (no vaccine does) and if that side effect arose only in patients with specific genetic characteristics.

    Meanwhile, coronavirus plainly increases the risk of stillbirth, giving pregnant women one more reason to get their coronavirus shots.

  6. larry kurtz 2021-11-23 07:16

    “Vaccines have zero effect on genetics” except when they do.

    Nobody knows the long term effects of vaccines on the human genome.

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