Post # 1
I am curious if any of you had / or plan on getting the covid vaccine with plans to TTC in the future?
My fiance and I were supposed to get married last year however, moved our wedding to this summer due to covid. At first, I was against getting the vaccine due to my anxiety and ‘what ifs’ although, I want to be safe for our wedding and avoid getting covid at all cost before hand. I am apprehensive with worries if it will affect TTC for both my fiance and myself.
Hoping some of you will share you thoughts and possibly ease my mind a little 🙂
Post # 2
There is no research to suggest that the covid vaccine would cause any issues with fertility. I am breast-feeding and am vaccinated and am very very grateful to be protected and to be helping protect others.
Post # 3
There is absolutely no evidence that the vaccine has any affect on fertility. My fertility clinic is recommending it for those trying or currently pregnant. I’d talk to your OB about it to ease your anxiety. But chances are very very strong that you’d be much worse off with covid than with the vaccine. We plan to do another Ivf transfer maybe early next year and I plan to get it as soon as I can
Post # 4
Yes absolutely I would get it. Covid can be devastating for pregnant women.
Post # 5
To simplfy my reasoning, the risk of getting COVID is much more pressing and higher than any risk from a vaccine. I’ve never reacted badly to a vaccine and I trust the science (my scientist husband actually did research on COVID in his lab).
I plan to get the vaccine hopefully in April and we plan to start trying later this year. I would get it if I was pregnant as well.
Post # 6
I’ll be getting it as soon as I can here in New Zealand. There’s no evidene it will effect ttc, and if I have the resistance then hopefully it’s like the whooping cough vaccine and also protect the baby I produce 🙂
Also, while we really want to conceive, protecting those who are already living like my elderly grandparent is overall more important to me than getting pregnant (although I don’t think the vaccine will cause an issue).
Post # 7
I would 100% get it before pregnancy if you can. Being pregnant and constantly worrying about COVID sucks. Pregnant women are at a significantly higher risk for severe Covid and needing hospitalization/ventilator. There’s also an increased risk of premature birth and stillbirth for pregnant mothers with Covid.
I got the vaccine at 7m pregnant and am so glad I did. I was a little worried about getting it while pregnant due to the lack of long-term data, but ultimately far more worried about getting Covid while pregnant since we have solid data about those risks and they are very serious. I’m so thankful I’ll be fully protected when I give birth and hopefully my baby will get some of those antibodies too.
Post # 8
Absolutely, 100%, without a doubt. TTC can take one month or it can take years. There is ZERO evidence that it has any way of harming fertility. Dying, on the other hand, is pretty bad for your fertility, and long covid (something that happens to people of all ages/health statuses) has it’s own nightmare of issues that could make pregnancy ill-advised/impossible.
Remember that infertility doesn’t just happen. Explained fertility can be sperm issues, egg issues, uterine lining issues, genetic issues, etc…no way for a vaccine to cause any of that. And unexplained infertility, while devestating, will likely be an outdated diagnosis at some point in time as researchers unlock more of the tiny inner workings of fertility. There’s simply no mechanism for a vaccine to cause infertility, it’s like saying a glass of beer causes an ingrown toenail. This particular vaccine may be new, but the technology/ingredients aren’t, and have been well-studied.
Post # 9
I am fully vaccinated and am TTC. My doctor definitely recommended it.
Post # 10
yes, of course. I just got it (got my second dose today!!) and we are currently doing IVF. There is no biological mechanism for the vaccine to harm your fertility. Covid is obviously dangerous. This is a no-brainer to me. I’m a biologist btw.
Post # 11
Yes! We are waiting to TTC until I have gotten my second shot next month, which my OB highly recommended. Then it’s full steam ahead!
Post # 12
fully vaccinated here and have been and will continue ttc. Would hate to get covid while pregnant. As someone said above, it’s a no brainer for me as well. Just understanding how viruses work, and how vaccines work helped me make that decision.
Post # 13
It’s been really scary being pregnant during covid. I am getting my second shot next week (8 months pregnant) and am THRILLED! There are multiple studies coming out lately that show Pfizer and Moderna are just as effective in pregnant and lactating women and that antibodies are being passed to the baby, which I am so excited about. Covid can be devastating for pregnant women and there is no way that the vaccine can impact fertility. I definitely recommend reading how the vaccine works (I find the mRNA really facinating) – Johns Hopkins has some great breakdowns. Talk to your OB as well. I was initially hesitant, but the more I learned, the more of a no brainer it became.
Post # 14
Absolutely I’d get it. I’m pregnant and plan to get it as soon as I’m eligible.
Post # 15
I am waiting until I’m fully vaccinated to TTC. We’ve been ready for the past year, but pregnant woman are higher risk for severe illness from COVID, so I felt safer getting the vaccine first. Plus, I may be able to pass antibodies to my baby once I’m pregnant. My doctor 100% agreed as well, and I don’t have an ounce of doubt about my plan! I’m one shot down and getting my second in 2 weeks (same with my DH)! ☺️