WHAT PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING WOMEN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINES
Why should I get vaccinated?
A COVID-19 infection could be dangerous to you and your baby during pregnancy. Pregnant women are at a higher risk for severe COVID-19 associated outcomes compared with non-pregnant women. Some of these risks include preterm birth, venous thromboembolism (blood clots) requiring admission to intensive care unit (ICU) care and invasive ventilation. Pregnant women who are more than 35 years old, obese, and/or have pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes are at even higher risk of adverse outcomes.
JOINT GUIDELINES ON COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN, BREASTFEEDING WOMEN AND WOMEN PLANNING TO CONCEIVE
COGS and OGSS have jointly developed a Guidelines on COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Women and Women Planning to Conceive to provide guidance for medical practitioners caring for women in the reproductive age group who are either planning for pregnancy, currently pregnant or breast-feeding. It will provide guidance on the applicability and safety of COVID-19 vaccination in this group of women in the context of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so as to aid appropriate counselling and management.
You may download a copy of the guidelines here.
JOINT ADVISORY ON THE SAFETY OF COVID-19 IN PREGNANT WOMEN, BREASTFEEDING WOMEN AND WOMEN PLANNING TO CONCEIVE
COGS and OGSS has jointly issued an Advisory on the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Women and Women Planning to Conceive.
You may refer to the advisory here.
LAUNCH OF FAQS TO GUIDE PUBLIC ON PREGNANCY AND BIRTH DURING COVID-19
The Academy of Medicine Singapore, College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Singapore, and Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore today announced the launch of a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the public on pregnancy and birth in women during COVID-19.
RCOG Vice Chairman, Dr Lim Min Yu (L) & RCOG Organising Chairman, A/Prof Lim Yong Kuei (R) receiving the Singapore Tourism Awards 2019 for Best Association Conference Organiser on behalf of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore on 9 May 2019.