Unvaccinated mothers with harrowing ordeals urge those who are pregnant to get jabbed

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Unvaccinated women who suffered with coronavirus (Covid-19) during their pregnancies have told “terrifying” stories of having the virus, from being rushed to hospital to having emergency C-sections.

The women appear in a video sharing their experiences of severe Covid-19 during pregnancy. It’s part of a new campaign encouraging expectant mothers to get the vaccine.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 98% of pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic Covid-19 are unvaccinated.

The video features three women who experienced serious complications after contracting coronavirus before they were vaccinated. It also features the doctors and frontline staff who treated them, to warn of the dangers of the virus for pregnant women and their babies.

“It was terrifying”

Christina, a mental health therapist from Guildford who was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 in her third trimester, said:

I had to give birth via emergency C-section because there was concern that I could have a stillbirth. It was terrifying.

I don’t know what the future holds for me and my baby; I’m still suffering with symptoms now along with the anxiety of not knowing how or when I’ll recover.

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I would urge pregnant women to get vaccinated because I don’t want anyone to experience what I went through.

 

‘Not everyone’s as lucky as I am’

Tanviha, who works in anaesthesiology and research in Manchester, spent two months in hospital with Covid-19 following an emergency C-section. She said she caught Covid-19 during her second pregnancy in February, adding:

At the time, the vaccine wasn’t available to me and I quickly took a turn for the worse.

I was rushed into hospital and went straight into intensive care where my condition deteriorated and my son was delivered by emergency C-section.

I was put to sleep and intubated, and my family were told it was unlikely I’d survive and to prepare for the worst.

The day after I was intubated, the nurse told them they were going to switch the machine off, but instead I was transferred to an Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine, which is a last resort for patients with severe heart and lung failure, and it saved my life.

The first time I saw my son he was two months old. It’s the scariest experience of mine and my family’s life but I’m just grateful that me and my son are alive.

If you’re unsure about getting vaccinated please come forward and get your jab, not everyone’s as lucky as I am.

Tanviha, who works in anaesthesiology and research
Tanviha, who works in anaesthesiology and research, speaking about her experiences after she suffered with Covid-19 during her pregnancy (UKHSA/PA)

“I just wish I’d been vaccinated sooner”

Joanne, a make-up adviser from Lincolnshire, suffered complications with her pregnancy after catching Covid-19. She said:

I had been unsure what was the right thing to do about getting vaccinated while pregnant.

I was planning on having the jab after my daughter was born but I caught Covid-19 when I was 35 weeks pregnant and became seriously ill, I couldn’t get out of bed for a week.

I had nearly recovered but something just didn’t feel right. I couldn’t feel my baby kicking so I made an urgent appointment to see my midwife.

The team at the hospital quickly spotted the baby’s growth had dropped and her fluid was low.

Her heartbeat was going down and down so the consultant rushed me off for an emergency caesarean when Mollie-Ann was born.

I’m so grateful to the maternity team for keeping me and my baby safe and I just wish I’d been vaccinated sooner.

Joanne suffered complications with her pregnancy
Joanne suffered complications with her pregnancy after contracting Covid-19 (UKHSA/PA)

‘Book in your vaccine without delay’

The DHSC said nearly one in five coronavirus patients who are most critically ill are pregnant women who have not had the vaccine.

Of those pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic Covid-19, 98% are unvaccinated. And no fully vaccinated pregnant women went into intensive care with Covid-19 in England between February and September 2021.

Around one in five women admitted to hospital with the virus need to be delivered preterm to help them recover. Moreover, one in five of their babies need care in the neonatal unit, the DHSC said.

Since April 2021, around 84,000 pregnant women have received one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. More than 80,000 have received two doses.

Professor Lucy Chappell, chief scientific adviser at the DHSC and honorary consultant obstetrician, said:

The stories shared as part of this film are heartbreaking and provide invaluable, first-hand insight into why accepting the offer of a Covid-19 vaccine is so important for mothers and their babies.

Getting the vaccine is one of the most vital ways in which you can protect yourself and your baby from Covid-19, which can be really dangerous for pregnant women – of those pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic Covid-19, 98% are unvaccinated.

Watch the film, speak to your clinician or midwife if you have any questions or concerns, and book in your vaccine without delay.

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    1. It is very commendable to post the stories of women who have had problems with the virus when pregnant, but it would also be an excellent idea to print the stories of women who have aborted or had still births after the jab, Also women who have had menstrual pppproblems after the jab, or being unjabbed, but in close contact with someone who has had the jab.
      Also no one even claims now that having the jab prevents someone either contracting or passing on the ‘virus’.
      When you realise that most of the Big Pharma jab producers have had massive fines imposed on them for criminal and unethical behaviour in the past, but have now been given millions or billions of pounds or dollars of taxpayers money, and have been granted immunity from being sued for ‘Adverse Events’ or deaths from their jab products, it seems a very good idea to try to get as much information about the possible effects before you decide to take the jab. This is what ‘informed consent’ means, not just being fed one side of things, from the vendor’s point of view.

      1. You’ll need good evidence rather than just “stories of women who have aborted or had still births after the jab”. For example:

        “But the data that speak most clearly to the question of whether the COVID-19 vaccines harm fertility come from the clinical trials themselves. Developmental and reproductive toxicity studies show that the vaccines do not prevent female rodents becoming pregnant or harm the pups if given during pregnancy. We also have an idea of how the vaccines affect pregnancy in humans from the volunteers who became pregnant during the clinical trials. Pregnant people were excluded from the trials and participants were asked to avoid becoming pregnant, but, nonetheless, 53 pregnancies occurred across the trials of the three vaccines that have so far been approved in the UK. The outcomes of these pregnancies, so far as they have progressed, are summarized in Table 1. There was no significant difference in the rate of accidental pregnancies in the vaccinated groups compared with the control groups, which indicates that the vaccines do not prevent pregnancy in humans. Similarly, the miscarriage rates are comparable between the groups, indicating no detrimental effect of vaccination on early pregnancy.”

        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7927763/

        So then, what is the harm you allege?

    2. I agree. People who have been vaccinated are experiencing some serious problems. Three friends have died with clotting problems after the shot, and a carer friend reports similar fatalities with several patients.
      Reading up online, it seems that the mRNA (vaccine) spike protein can migrate further from the arm muscle than anticipated, in particular to lungs, heart, or *ovaries, causing difficult health problems. *God knows what that means for future fertility.
      The issue for me is that web pages such as Mercola, CHD, informing on some vax issues are being heavily demonized by a popular press dependent on advertising revenues from pharmaceutical and food industries. (CCDH too appears to have a foot in the door) And, the BBC has got the boot in as well – blatantly complicit in the GE ‘antisemitism’ campaign, which makes me highly suspicious. I don’t believe we are anywhere near to seeing both both sides of the covid ‘coin’ yet.

      1. You cite only anecdotes which in this context have no value. I’d like to see studies showing a significant effect on blood clotting. Rather than your uncorroborated stories, I prefer this:

        “Thromboembolic events (blood clots) accompanied by thrombocytopenia (low platelets) following administration of the first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been reported. There is currently no evidence of association with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. Based on reports to 11 August 2021, the overall incidence following the AstraZeneca vaccine is 14.9 per million first or unknown doses and 1.8 per million second doses administered.”

        https://www.sps.nhs.uk/articles/covid-19-vaccination-and-rare-side-effects-including-blood-clotting/

    3. I cannot believe your article on unvaccinated mother’s!!! Where is the objectivity. Surely the basics of journalism is to ask questions and to listen to both sides of the argument! Be vaccination right or wrong, your job is to ask/query the topic (where is the opposing view in this article). In this piece you’ve spectacularly failed to do the basics. This article is like a propaganda exercise for the status quo. For heaven’s sake do your job and don’t just accept the garbage that mainstream media/pr allies churn out on a daily basis. I happily became a subscriber because I assumed you were capable of objective thought/alternative thinking!
      To say I’m extremely disappointed, would be an understatement!

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