Beninati discusses COVID vaccines and pregnancy with WISC-TV News 3 Now

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To help answer common questions about COVID-19, vaccination and pregnancy, Michael Beninati, MD of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, spoke with WISC-TV News 3 Now.

In the interview, Beninati clarified vaccine advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and discussed pregnancy-related data that is available so far:

“He said the CDC is tracking side effects of COVID-19 vaccines through the V Safe app. Of the almost 87,000 pregnant women to register on the app, about 4,500 have logged side effects.

“Based on those data, it doesn’t appear that the vaccine increases the likelihood of miscarriage, or stillbirth, or neonatal death, or pregnancy complications, such as growth restriction or preeclampsia,” Beninati said.”

Watch the interview here!