Ciarne with COVID-19 in hospitals. “Mody father comes for the death certificate of his wife, with the baby in a sling”

Prof. Mirosław Czuczwar, Head of the Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy of the Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 1 in Lublin, was the first to alert that hospitals were started by young mothers, pregnant and puerperal women in very severe COVID-19 conditions.

As prof. Czuczwar today admits patients to intensive care units who require not only respiratory therapy, but also therapy with extracorporeal circulation, i.e. ECMO. – Connecting to such equipment means that their chance of survival is very low – adds the anaesthesiologist. He emphasizes that such a severe course of the disease happens in patients who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The doctor points out that health service workers experience such tragedies very much. Especially when young people die.

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– There are situations like this. A young father comes for his wife’s death certificate with a two-week-old baby in a carrier. If someone does not move such images or thinks that it is manipulation, then I invite you to explain to such a father why it happened to him – emphasizes prof. Czuczwar.

At the moment, the number of pregnant women in hospitals is no greater than in previous coronavirus waves. However, as they indicate in an interview with employees of Szpital Specjalistyczny im. Stefan Żeromski in Krakow, the peak of the fourth wave has not yet come. So there may be many more cases in the near future.

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Pregnant people get sick more severely and more seriously

Recent UK research shows that pregnant women are five times more likely to get COVID-19 than other women. From the observations of Dr. Marzena Piasecka, a gynecologist, it appears that pregnant women develop the infection much more seriously.

– The first studies said that a pregnant patient undergoes COVID-19 just like women who are not pregnant. However, after the lapse of time, we see that pregnant women experience it much more seriously – says Dr. Piasecka in an interview with

– Especially in the last trimesters of pregnancy, the course of COVID-19 is the most severe. In patients, respiratory capacity decreases naturally due to the advancement of pregnancy, and when we add the coronavirus to it, the situation worsens. Pregnant women also have reduced immunity, which can make this disease very difficult, adds the gynecologist.

Internet forums and social media are full of conflicting information about immunization of pregnant women. Many doctors still discourage pregnant women from receiving vaccinations.

Coronavirus pandemic.  Temporary covid hospital at the exhibition center in Lublin, April 22, 2021Some doctors advise against vaccinating pregnant women. “I don’t know how to comment it”

Dr. Cholewińska: Vaccination is necessary during pregnancy

Grażyna Cholewińska, head of the Provincial Infectious Hospital in Warsaw, says in an interview with that many patients do not actually decide to be vaccinated during pregnancy.

Dr. Cholewińska emphasizes that she herself does not understand where the calls for lack of vaccinations among doctors come from. – I don’t know how to comment on that. This is a very disturbing phenomenon – he adds.

She points out that, according to all recommendations, vaccination of pregnant women is “necessary”. – There is a ton of research into the safety of immunization in pregnant women. There is clear scientific evidence, numerous publications, the characteristics of each preparation’s leaflets state that pregnant women should be vaccinated – emphasizes Dr. Cholewińska.

Coronavirus vaccinations (illustrative photo)Scientists: Vaccination against COVID-19 in pregnant women is safe

– Pregnancy is a period of reduced immunity. The body works for two. A pregnant woman should be under special immunoprotection. They should absolutely be vaccinated. It is a question of security – he points out.

The Polish Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians recommends vaccinations during pregnancy

Experts of the Polish Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians have published an official position on vaccination of pregnant women against COVID-19, in which they state that vaccines should be offered to pregnant and lactating women.

“Pregnant women are at increased risk of severe infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which should encourage the implementation of prophylaxis of this disease in the form of vaccinations” – the doctors write. As they emphasize, vaccination against COVID-19 in pregnant women is safe and necessary.

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