A conversation with Protect Our Province BC Dr. Susan Kuo & Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, MD, FRCRC – Obstetrics & Gynocology
In honour of Mother’s day in May, Father’s day in June, and to all gender diverse parents, Protect Our Province BC is delighted to host a conversation between Dr. Susan Kuo and OB/GYNE Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook on Covid and pregnancy.
The good news is we know more about Covid infection in pregnancy than ever before and hope this session will empower people who are pregnant or considering pregnancy with knowledge to help protect themselves and their baby. Dr Eastabrook is a subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine and clinician-researcher, with a focus on medical complications in pregnancy, an interest in working with marginalized people, and an advocate for reproductive justice, and for the LGBTQ2S and neurodivergent communities.
“COVID-19 vaccination is safe during pregnancy and may protect newborns from infection, especially if vaccines are given in the second or third trimester. This is similar to what we are already doing with other maternal vaccines, including TDaP and seasonal influenza.” – Dr. Eastabrook
Protect Our Province BC has provided a letter template for asking your healthcare team to use COVID-19 protections around you.
If you are pregnant and need medical care, please consider using this letter asking your healthcare providers to keep you and your unborn baby COVID-19 safe.