“I hope this helps other pregnant people decide what’s right for them”Updated: May 4th, 2021
Cassie, from NY, shares her experience of being pregnant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, what influenced her decision to get vaccinated, and what she wished had been different.
“I’m a mother based in New York, about to have my second child in a few days.
I was on the fence throughout my pregnancy if I’d get the COVID vaccine. Initially at 6 months pregnant I decided not to get it.
My doctor advised me to but I just felt very unsure about it since access to the vaccine was so new here. I later changed my mind as I got closer to my due date, and learned that our baby will likely need surgery.
The idea of having an extended stay in a hospital without the vaccine, and knowing that my baby was basically ‘fully cooked’ at this stage, made me change my mind.
So far I’ve had the first dose of the Moderna vaccine; I felt all the standard symptoms in the days that followed; headache and tired, but it was hard to know if that was the vaccine, seasonal allergies, or just being 8 months pregnant.
Every pregnant person has to decide what they are comfortable with.
I wish I’d been able to talk to more expecting people about their experiences before I made my decision, and hope this helps other expecting people decide what’s right for them.”