Dr. Victoria Male explains key issues related to COVID and pregnancy including coronavirus vaccine safety, fertility questions, breastfeeding, antibodies, and more. See more on the research related to these topics in Dr. Seheult’s video here:
Victoria Male, PhD is a Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College in London and Lecturer in Reproductive Immunology. Dr. Male’s PhD was at the University of Cambridge on natural killer cells in human pregnancy. Full bio:
Interviewer: Kyle Allred, Physician Assistant, Producer / Co-Founder of MedCram.com
TOPICS IN THIS VIDEO INCLUDE:
0:00 Interview Highlights
0:21 What does pregnancy do to the immune system?
1:31 Do COVID 19 vaccines impact fertility?
3:08 COVID 19 fertility questions – how did the vaccine rumor start?
5:16 COVID and pregnancy – disease severity and fertility
6:31 Other viruses that impact fertility and pregnancy?
8:41 Should pregnant women have been excluded from coronavirus vaccine trials?
11:22 Can babies receive COVID-19 antibodies from breastmilk?
12:19 5 types of human antibodies
13:24 Are T cells transferred by breastfeeding? 4 key cells of immunity
14:06 Should breastfeeding mothers get a COVID 19 vaccine?
14:19 Should people trying to get pregnant get a COVID vaccine?
15:06 COVID 19 prevention for pregnant women in the workplace
16:15 Should pregnant women take a COVID 19 vaccine?
16:53 First trimester pregnancies and COVID 19 – should they wait?
18:01 Tips for optimizing immunity during pregnancy
19:54 A perspective on balancing risks
21:25 Dr. Viki Male’s path to becoming a scientist
24:58 Current research on natural killer cells in pregnancy
25:50 Following Dr. Male’s work
26:20 FACS: Flow Assisted Cell Sorting
(This video was recorded on February 12, 2021)
Clinical manifestations, risk factors, and maternal and perinatal outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 in pregnancy: living systematic review and meta-analysis (British Medical Journal) |
Explainer on COVID19 Vaccination, Fertility and Pregnancy – Maintained by Dr. Male |
Coronavirus Update with Anthony Fauci – February 3, 2021 (Jama Network) |
I’m Pregnant. Should I get a COVID vaccine? A decision-making tool (UMass Medical School) |
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