While the vaccination process continues rapidly within the scope of combating the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic throughout Turkey, especially those who are pregnant and in the process of IVF treatment are indecisive about the vaccine.
Obstetricians also say that women are frequently asked questions about whether they should be vaccinated during this period.
Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMU) Medical Faculty IVF Center Responsible and Gynecology Specialist Assoc. Dr. David Trust, made statements on the subject.
“NO NEGATIVE EFFECT OF THE VACCINE”
Stating that Covid-19 vaccines do not have a negative effect on IVF treatment, Assoc. Dr. Güven, “‘I am currently undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment, I am about to start or have it, can I get vaccinated? What kind of vaccinations should I have?” answered his questions.
Assoc. Dr. Güven said, “Currently, there are mRNA and inactivated vaccines. We can say with confidence that they can be vaccinated before or after some treatments such as in vitro fertilization treatment, vaccination treatment,” he said.
“THEY CAN SAFELY ADMINISTER ANY VACCINE”
“They can safely administer all kinds of vaccines. They will not have any problems with their treatment or themselves,” said Güven, adding:
”The vaccine does not cause any problems other than symptoms such as allergies, itching and arm pain. We have a very dense patient population, many of our patients have been vaccinated before or after treatment.”
Saying that they did not see any side effects, Güven said, “When we looked at the patients who came to our clinic, we did not see any bad effects on sperm and egg quality after vaccination. Vaccines have no side effects on having children.”
Stating that vaccines do not change the quality of sperm and eggs, Güven stated that they apply IVF treatment to their vaccinated patients, that pregnancies occur in these treatments and pregnancies continue in a healthy way.
“DO NOT MAKE THE FIRST 12 WEEKS”
Stating that there is a sensitive period in pregnancy follow-up, Assoc. Dr. Güven said, “Unless it is necessary, we do not take any action, not just vaccination, for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.”
Stating that miscarriages and some complications can reach disturbing levels in this period, Güven said, “After the 12th week, vaccination can be done at any time of pregnancy.”
Güven stated that 35-40 thousand pregnant women were tested and as a result of these tests, no symptoms that could cause problems were encountered in pregnant women.