COVID-19 and Pregnancy: information from a Borne scientist

We are now over a year on from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccine programmes are being rolled out across the world. The importance of scientists and researchers in our society has never been clearer – thanks to them, incredible progress has been made towards understanding the virus, and they are playing a key role in taking steps towards global recovery.

We are incredibly proud that some of our very own Borne scientists are at the forefront of this advancement of knowledge – particularly in relation to the relationships between COVID-19 and pregnancy. Here, we share with you some reassuring and informative resources from Borne principal researcher and reproductive immunologist, Dr. Viki Male.

MedCram Lecture - COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Dr. Viki Male discusses key issues related to COVID and pregnancy including coronavirus vaccine safety, fertility questions, breastfeeding, antibodies, and more.

BBC's Inside Health - COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

Dr. Male discusses the data around the risks and benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine while trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding.

British Society for Immunology - Instagram Q&A

In this shorter Instagram Q&A, Dr. Male addresses concerns including the long-term effects of vaccines on fertility, vaccine safety during pregnancy and more.

Nature article - Are COVID-19 vaccines safe in pregnancy?

Recent rumours have caused concerns that the COVID-19 vaccine could have an effect on fertility, or may be unsafe during pregnancy. In this article, Dr. Male summarises the data so far to help facilitate informed decisions.

Up-to-date 'Explainer on COVID19 vaccination, fertility and pregnancy'

In this regularly updated GoogleDoc, Dr. Male summarises what we know so far and answers a selection of frequently asked questions.

Follow Dr. Viki Male on Twitter at @VikiLovesFACS for updates about her work