As many of you will know, I have followed and campaigned on maternity through out the pandemic. However, I am becoming increasingly concerned about a number of pregnant women who are choosing not to receive the vaccine.
It was heartbreaking to hear recently that half (2 in 4) of the patients in intensive care at Pembury Hospital are pregnant women. This is incredibly concerning.
Being pregnant is an anxious time, even in the most normal of circumstances. I therefore understand the worry and concern, however it must be stressed that the vaccine is safe. All the evidence is clear that the vaccine won’t hurt your baby. But, sadly COVID is proved to cause miscarriage and early labour.
I encourage pregnant women across Sevenoaks and Swanley who have received the vaccine to come forward and share their experience. I hope by talking about this mothers-to-be can be reassured they are not alone.