Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #99

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  1. k-mac

    k-mac Well-Known Member

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    Can't imagine how difficult it must be Ice. :eek:
    yes thank you was going to ask what is CDC but Lilibet has clued me up :)
     
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    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    Personal experience ...... my DD had her first child 10 days ago. She is a nurse.

    She did a ton of research, and was in to have her Pfizer shot as soon as ATAGI gave the go-ahead for pregnant women. She tried to have it earlier, but her hospital wouldn't give it to her without ATAGI approval.

    Her outlook was that it was her only chance to give their baby some antibodies, as it is going to be a long time before there is a covid vaccination for little ones.

    Baby is absolutely fine and progressing well, my DD is fine too ... and everyone is now protected. Which is very reassuring.
    (I was glad that my DD had the vaccines after the first 3 months of pregnancy though, as that is sometimes the dicey time.)

    Pregnant women are considered priority vaccination candidates in Australia and NZ, as per this link .....

    RANZCOG - COVID-19 Vaccination Information
     
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  3. k-mac

    k-mac Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Lilebet
    I appreciate it more than you know.

    Have passed on these links for her to read.

    (The pregnant dr's perspective was a positive reassuring great read :))

    Might help inform a few worried WS mums to be all over the place with this. xx
     
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    k-mac Well-Known Member

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    thats wonderful SA!
    CONGRATULATIONS NANNA!! XX

    Hope you get to see your new bub? Not sure where you guys in SA are with lockdown.

    Thank you for the extra info.
    Much appreciated.

    I think more positive things she can see with her own eyes the more she will relax about it being her only option and be comfortable with it.
     
  6. Lilibet

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    You’re more than welcome @k-mac. We all like to help ease a pregnant woman’s fear. She’s got enough on her mind and should be having fun planning the nursery! :)
     
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    Thanks. :) Baby is an absolute delight!

    We are out of lockdown at the moment (but I am not holding my breath that we will stay that way for very long). I have been keeping myself in a pretty good 'safe' bubble, and been masking up and distancing for infrequent supermarket runs and such. So I have been able to be at the hospital (only son in law and myself allowed there) and then at DD's home to be with them and help out.

    We are all fully vaccinated. DD, son in law, grandparents, and the rest of the family are well on their way to being fully vaccinated.
     
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    It's the modern theology, IMO.

    love this...
     
  9. Knitty

    Knitty Well-Known Member

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    Nurse dies of COVID-19 after giving birth without meeting baby; husband also hospitalized with virus
    Pregnant Ascension nurse passes with unborn child due to COVID-19
    https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article253847333.html
    A Florida woman gave birth while battling Covid-19. She died days later.

    There are more of these stories, which are cautionary tales. My daughter-in-law gave us a grandson last June, before a vaccine was available. We were all terrified, but she and he are beautiful. I'll keep all of you in my thoughts.
     
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    This is so wonderful to hear. I felt pangs for you as we (Canada) were unrolling our vaccination program and Australia hadn't received their shipments yet. We started seriously vaccinating our local population in February and are just finishing up the stragglers now. Yesterday was our last local mass clinic. I will miss the bright days in my week when we worked our butts off to get our people vaccinated. At the close of the day yesterday, the Hospital and Public Health CEOs came to thank us each in person and give us a gift .. unnecessary, but it was a kind gesture.

    We have 87% of our local eligible population vaccinated now. Mobile, school, pharmacy, and pop-up clinics will continue, and who knows, with boosters in the forecast, we might be setting up the mass clinics again soon.

    From this end of the project, it seems as though the time went by quickly. But back in February, it felt as though we were working at a snail's pace. The task was so huge.
     
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    This isn't exactly positive...but it is such a warning for pregnant women TO GET the vaccine. I too, am watching a dear young woman who refuses to get the vaccine, works in a large Publix grocery store, who just feels "fine" getting no vaccine. She, herself, lost her own twin sister to SIDS, and I really thought she would be "wiser" about this.

    This article does explain why not getting it poses some greater risks to a pregnant woman....

    'Breaks my heart': Florida mom battling COVID-19 in ICU has yet to meet new baby
     
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    ATAGI ????
     
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    instead,

    I think it's especially important for her to be vaccinated. Pregancy takes a toll on a mother's body, and with covid lurking, that can make the mother more susceptible to severe illness.

    We're hearing a lot about mothers who die soon after giving birth--some don't even get to hold their babies.

    I would do your level best to convince her to protect her life.

    New mom only got to hold newborn baby "a few short minutes" before dying from COVID-19, family says - CBS News

    A Texas mom died of Covid-19 just days after giving birth to her second daughter - CNN

    North Kansas City mother dies of COVID-19 after premature birth
     
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    nhmemorymaker Well-Known Member

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    Your stories just break my heart...
    How do you feel "these times" influence people wanting to go into nursing and health care in the future?
     
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    Congrats on your new grandbaby!!!
     
  18. nhmemorymaker

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    Wow, Musical............. your whole experience just sounds so, so ...............CIVIL.
     
  19. musicaljoke

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    Yes, we have been super fortunate. I think it may be because we are on an island, and everyone's behaviour is so keenly felt by all.
     
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    I think it can’t be good for careers in the healthcare field.

    One of my coworkers, a nurse, keeps saying she is going to resign and go work at Target.
     
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