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Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect your fertility?

I've had more than one patient ask me this question. So many, in fact, that I decided to sit down and write what science knows and let my patients know. According to the studies performed during the trials, there has been NO decrease in fertility among the study participants. What we do know is that COVID-19 is still deadly. It is imperative that if you're considering getting pregnant, get vaccinated. Why? Once you are pregnant, your immune system decreases in order to accommodate the fetus. This puts you in an AT-RISK category. Also, if you have COVID-19 when you delivery your baby, you are at a HIGHER risk of death with this factor alone.




Now what about periods? As I said in the video from WGN America NewsNation, the patients who complained about periods being early, late, heavier, or lighter noticed that everything was essentially back to normal in a month or so. The problem is, do we have DATA that says it was directly related to the vaccine? Perhaps we are in a pandemic and folks are stressed? We are going to study this, and will know more in the coming months.


All in all, tis better to be vaccinated than not. Feel free to reach out to us with questions!


All the Best,


Dr. Nicole E. Williams, MD, FACOG, FACS

Founder, The Gynecology Institute

Author, This is How You Vagina



Links:

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-08-11/women-giving-birth-with-covid-19-face-higher-risk-of-death

https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2021/07/acog-smfm-recommend-covid-19-vaccination-for-pregnant-individuals

https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2021/02/medical-experts-assert-covid-vaccines-do-not-impact-fertility