Should I get COVID-19 vaccine if I’m planning to get pregnant?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers your latest questions about the coronavirus.
2:06 | 01/14/21

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All right, Dr. Ashton, we have questions. We have questions for you though from our viewers. Let's just start here with our question one. If you're planning a pregnancy, should you try to get the vaccine? This is a great question. I have been in touch with acog, the American college of ob-gyn about this, because there has been very limited, scant, almost no data on the covid vaccine during pregnancy. However, vaccinations in pregnancy do have other -- other types of vaccinations have a very good safety track record. You have to remember in obstetrics, you have to remember, two lives, mother and baby and we know pregnant women are at higher risk of covid-19, and complications from covid-19. And so the advice right now is if you are planning a pregnancy and you can try to get vaccinated before, do so, especially for women who are at higher risk of covid-19. Black and brown women, women who are obese, women who are working in jobs that put them in higher risk. In terms of during pregnancy, they're collecting that data right now and we will be following that closely. One more here. Fish oil supplements, doc, fish oil supplements really help cardiovascular health? We could do a whole hour on this, guys. This is about Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation, which of course is part of what puts people at risk for heart attack and stroke. However, supplements are not as tightly regulated by the fda. So the recommendation is always to get these from real fresh food sources like fish. The American heart association has three grams a day in supplement form is generally thought to be safe. There is a prescription form that can lower tryglycerides. Again, just eat the fish. That's always the safest. Don't worry about the supplements? Research is ongoing about supplements and you can assume it is the same thing. You sent me to the store, for the protein shake, and I went to get it and the lady asked me do you need anything else, any other supplements and I almost stopped and called you two. I was so embarrassed, well, let me check. We love it. Right. Thank you, Dr. Jen Ashton, thank you, keep your questions coming to Dr. Ashton on her Instagram @drjashton.

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