Delta Variant: Pregnant Women Who Are Not Vaccinated Are More Vulnerable

Delta Variant: Pregnant Women Who Are Not Vaccinated Are More Vulnerable

A recent study revealed that the Delta COVID-19 variation increased the likelihood of problems in unvaccinated pregnant women.

In this study, scientists took a closer look at the trend of serious COVID-19 diseases among many pregnant women, as a higher-transmissible delta version, was evaluated as the main strain, reported in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Between May 2020 and September 2021, 1.515 pregnant women in the public health system of Dallas, including 82 serious cases in the unvaccinated patient (81) and 11 mechanical ventilation cases, were identified with COVID-19. Two maternal fatalities were recorded by scientists involved.

Findings suggest that approximately 5% of pregnant women fought serious COVID 19 up to around March 2021, while a delta-driven rise was reported to rise to 10-15 percent before the summer ended.

“I am concerned about what the future holds for pregnant women who have not been vaccinated. We have experienced sicker patients with this last variant, so it means we have to vaccinate as many people as possible,” explained author Dr. Emily Adhikar.

The analysis revealed that pregnant women with delta diagnoses are prone to have a serious illness and are more likely to get in the hospital if not additionally immunized. You have an increased chance of getting seriously infected while you are pregnant and get Coronavirus.

Since 27 September 2021, CDC data shows more than 125 000 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID 19 in pregnant females, of which 22 000 were hospitalized and 161 died. In spite of the serious risk, the CDC reported the complete vaccination of COVID-19 only around 31% of pregnant female 18-49-year-olds.

Pregnant women have been encouraged to receive the vaccine in order to stay safe against COVID-19 by researchers. Last Monday, the CDC issued a health advisory calling for pregnant women or those who are attempting to be pregnant to receive COVID-19 vaccination.


Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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