Expectant mom Sitti Navarro received her second dose of COVID-19.
"Second dose done at #32weeks. Joey (Ramirez, her husband) and I trust the science behind vaccines. We trust that this is the best decision we can make for me and our baby in these extraordinary times," she posted on her Instagram page.
Sitti relayed that learning the stories of pregnant women who contracted COVID made her decide to be vaccinated.
"Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts of preggos contracting covid after delivery. I think I’ve seen two moms who sadly didn’t make it.. their babies and families left behind," she said.
"I have two preggo friends who got covid too. Both were treated in the ICU, yung isa napaanak ng maaga at 33 weeks. We all want to reach 37 weeks as much as possible because that’s when baby is considered full-term already. Deliver earlier than that and baby would have to stay in the NICU. Under normal circumstances, that would be very costly and emotionally/physically draining. What more now when our hospitals are nearly full capacity and Delta variant is spreading," she added.
She remarked that she wants to pass the antibodies to her offspring inside her body.
"I want me and my baby to be protected from severe covid. I want to pass on antibodies to my baby while in utero. I want to do my part in reaching herd immunity," she stated.
Sitti received her first dose of COVID-19 at 27 weeks.
"My OB recommended Pfizer, Moderna, or Sinovac. Through the kindness of a good friend, we were able to get Moderna. The only side effects I felt the day after the first dose were slight fatigue, heaviness on injected site, and I pooped twice more than usual. Day 2 after first dose I was back to normal. My succeeding ultrasounds show that baby is doing okay too," she relayed.
Sitti also reminded her fellow expecting moms who will get vaccinated to bring a clearance from the OB.
"The doctor at the vaccination site asked for a clearance from my OB. So to my fellow preggos, do bring it with you to save time," she said.