Researchers have found that newborn babies can have antibodies if their mothers are COVID 19 vaccinated while pregnant with them. Women who get their COVID vaccination while pregnant can help protect their newborns’ babies against COVID 19. According to a new study, pregnant women who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna vaccination transferred substantial levels of antibodies to their unborn children.
The infection of Coronavirus is the deadliest thing, and there are thousands of reasons how it spreads. Pregnant females have to be more careful as their bodies may be with low immunity and hence can be a victim of such infection easily. They must go for the vaccine as it passes the antibodies to the body of the baby to be born also.
Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies To New Born
Hence not only the mother but the baby can also be protected from the infection of the virus, which otherwise may prove fatal. The experts have got the survey conducted in different regions and checked a number of samples with the same outcome.
Researchers at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine discovered that once their mothers had received the vaccines, 100% of 36 infants examined at the time of birth had protective antibodies.
The highest levels of antibodies were found in the cord blood of moms who had been fully immunized in the second part of their pregnancy. This is linked to baby safety in the first few months of life.
The main author of the research, Dr. Ashley Roman, who is a director of maternal-fetal medicine at the NYU Langone Health, said, “Studies continue to underscore the value of immunizations during pregnancy and their capacity to safeguard two lives at once by preventing serious sickness in both mothers and babies.
“If kids could be born with antibodies, it would protect them throughout their first few months of life, when they are most vulnerable,” Roman stated in a press release from the health system.
The researchers were also able to distinguish between antibodies produced in response to spontaneous infection and those produced in response to immunizations in newborn babies’ blood. This is significant because, according to the findings, normal antibody responses to the virus are insufficiently protective.
Despite the limited sample size, study co-author Dr. Jennifer Lighter, a pediatric infectious disease expert at NYU, said, “it is reassuring that neonatal antibody levels are high if women get vaccinated.
In one research which was published Aug 16 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology—Maternal-Fetal Medicine, this team validated the strong evidence that the two mRNA vaccinations are safe throughout pregnancy. There were no elevated risks, birth difficulties, or recognizable dangers to the fetus as a result of the immunization during pregnancy, according to the study.
According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women are at a higher risk of severe disease from the virus. Still, just 23% of pregnant women have been vaccinated.
Our findings add to a growing list of critical reasons why women should be encouraged to have the COVID 19 vaccine during pregnancy for the added benefit of providing vital protection to their newborn,” Lighter said in a statement.
Future research will be needed to see how immunization in the second half of pregnancy compares to vaccination in the first trimester, as well as how long the protection lasts in the newborn. Every individual needs to get vaccinated, especially pregnant women. Researchers have found that most newborn babies come with antibodies from COVID, so this is the safest way to protect newborns.
The research was published online on Sept 22 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology—Maternal-Fetal Medicine.