Delay TTC for Covid Vaccine?

posted 1 year ago in Waiting to TTC
  • poll: What would you do?

    TTC, possibly get pregnant and wait to get vaccine until baby is born

    Wait to TTC

    Get vaccine while pregnant

  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee

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    @megm1099:  my OBGYN told me not to take it So maybe it depends on your doctor? 

    Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    This is timely, because ACOG just released their formal position. They encourage the vaccine in people who are TTC, and if someone were to get pregnant in the 3 week span between the first and second vaccine, they encourage completing it as scheduled. I found their whole position very encouraging. https://www.acog.org/en/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/12/vaccinating-Pregnant-and-Lactating-Patients-Against-COVID-19 

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee

    We started TTC our second in October. I actually got COVID the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (now recovered) so I supposedly have antibodies for a few months. I will get the vaccine even while pregnant, honestly. I’m a nurse and I just don’t buy into all the anxiety about it but I know most of that comes from having a medical background.

    I don’t really think there’s a wrong choice unless somebody was 38-40 and didn’t have as much time and definitely wanted to wait until the vaccine. 

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee

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    @dianaj17:  Thanks so much for sharing. That was a very encouraging read. 

    I’m inclined to get vaccinated while ttc and even if pregnant, though I’ll be sure to talk to my health care provider. I am thinking it should be safe based on my understanding of mRNA vaccines. Though I am very aware that it is an individual’s choice based on their comfort level and personal situations. What I need to still do is research any considerations specific to the moderna, as that is what I’ll likely get over the Pfizer vaccine based on where we are geographically located.

    I believe Canada’s official line is just for pregnant women to have a conversation with their healthcare provider.

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @dianaj17:  Thanks, that’s great info to have! I just had my last embryo transfer yesterday so if it worked I’m still going to avoid the vaccine. But if it didn’t work, I’ll talk to my RE about scheduling my next retrieval and transfers around it if possible. I’m not going to be one of the first people to get it so if it’s delayed by months then I’ll probably still proceed as normal since I don’t have the luxury of time on my side. 

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’m in the same boat and am planning to wait. I am worried about covid without being pregnant-any anxiety that can be alleviated pre conception sounds good to me! If we get to summer and the vaccine still isn’t available, I will reassess. I’m 35, btw.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee

    My state released a timeline that’s says the vaccine will be widely available for the average person by the summer. Regardless if it’s the spring or the summer I would wait for sure. I know waiting is hard when you have your own biological clock but we’re talking about a few months in the grand scheme of things that’s not that long.

    Post # 24
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    Bee Keeper

    We are waiting now.  We are going to start ttc in April 2020. But I’m high risk and don’t want to go to all the appointments  and such. So I how we can get started this April. 

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    We have a 6 month old conceived via IVF, and we plan to try for a second in June.  We already have the embryos.  I will not be getting the vaccine prior to our transfer.  It just hasn’t been studied yet enough in the general population, let alone pregnant women. 

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

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    @JiminyCricket:  The “80 million short” view doesn’t take into account the fact that many people are going to refuse the vaccine. There are well over 80 million people who won’t get it for whatever reason, so whoever actually wants the vaccine is likely going to be able to get it by spring as long as trials/approvals continue to be successful.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @hotdoglover:  I hope you’re right. The handling of the entire covid situation has made me less hopeful. 

    However, if that many people don’t get it, the herd immunity won’t be created and we won’t have a dramatic improvement from where we are anyway. 

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