Would you TTC Between Vaccine Doses?

posted 10 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I would 100% TTC between doses. Why wouldn’t you? There’s no indication the vaccine messes with fertility – in fact I know several people in my small social circle who conceived shortly after vaccination. [eta: I think there were also a handful of women in the original trials who became pregnant during the trial and all was well with them.]

I am 31 weeks pregnant and just received my 2nd shot a few days ago at the strong recommendation of my OB. Baby continues bouncing around like wild and is measuring exactly on track. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

1000% yes! 

It’s just two weeks between your first and second dose. I am pregnant now and have both doses. Got pregnant soon after second dose. I never stopped ttc and my doctor is glad I’m vaccinated, as am i! 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I am. I’m 39 so I’m not putting TTC on hold to wait to be fully vaccinated. My fertile window was this week and I get my second shot on Sunday, I’m not waiting. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I am 35 and I’m also not putting ttc off! I likely won’t even have 1 vaccine by that time at this rate 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
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@pineapple225:  I absolutely would!  I’m currently 34 weeks pregnant and had my doses at 29 and 32 weeks respectively and baby girl is doing fantastic.  One of my friends is TTC and I asked my OB if she had any concerns about the vaccine during TTC and she said she’d recommend my friend continue on if that helps. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I’ve been trying to get pregnant for over a year and a half, doing my first medicated IUI cycle this month. Haven’t been vaccinated at all yet unfortunately, but my doctors haven’t even mentioned it. They recommend getting the vaccine as soon as you can, at any stage of pregnancy as far as I know. So I wouldn’t stop trying if I were you! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I think this is overthinking it. It’s just a vaccine– I haven’t heard of anyone not having sex after a flu shot, for instance. Just stay safe so you don’t actually get COVID. That’s the important part. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
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Absolutely! ACOG, which has been very cautious to avoid officially endorsing the vaccine to pregnant people, outright says that you should 100% get the second vaccine if you become pregnant in between doses. The observational data (last I checked, it was something like 40,000 pregnant people) all suggests it’s quite safe and your risks of anything happening are identical to the general risk. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

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@pineapple225:  I personally did keep TTC. My physician mother in law informally advised me not to, but without the ability to provide me with any solid reasons, I chose to go against her advice. When I received both doses, I talked to each nurse administering the dose to me and both saw no problems with my trying to conceive.  The only speicifc miscarriage-related question I asked was how to mitigate possible negative impacts of high fever. I was told that high fever was a rare symptom and that I could easily take Tylenol to manage the fever with no harm if I were pregnant.

Didnt end up being an issue for me because I didn’t get pregnant, and I’m personally happy we didn’t stop TTC. Just my experience.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I can’t think of any reason why not. The vaccine is safe for pregnant women (indeed recommended because covid is bad for fetuses). 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
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@pineapple225:  if it makes you feel any better, the vaccine didn’t impact my cycle at all, and I joke that it improved my fertility. I got pregnant in February after 9 months of TTC. I got the vaccine at like 13 DPO. I ended up miscarrying, but the doctor confirmed that it was a blighted ovum…when the egg fertilized, the part that would become a baby just didn’t form. Since that happened 2ish weeks before the vaccine, zero chance it was related. I started miscarrying on March 4, got the second shot on March 8, ovulated on March 18, and got a BFP 11 days later (so a nice, early implantation). The nice thing about getting it early on is that there’s no placenta until 8+ weeks…until then, baby is feeding off of the yolk sac. That made me feel better than thinking about something crossing the placenta during those late-first-trimester days. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
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I didn’t have a choice 🙂 Got my first dose and then a week later found out I was pregnant XD Getting my second dose tomorrow. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Nope! Hubby and I going through numerous IVF cycles due to severe male infertility and I’m still having the vaccine. xo 

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