The Juna Women Podcast is a weekly discussion where Juna Founder, Sarah Kuhn, talks to Moms about their health, work, parenting, and all the different ways they’re keeping it together.

This is Episode 85, Pregnancy and The Covid-19 Vaccines with Shannon Clark.

shannon clarke covid vaccine and pregnancy

Download the episode transcript here.

On this episode Sarah chats with Dr. Shannon Clark from Babies After 35.

Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS, FACOG is a double board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist focusing on the care of women with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy

Shannon created her social media presence “Babies After 35” to help Moms starting their family after 35. More recently she has spent her time researching Covid-19 and specifically its effect on all things maternity. She has a wealth of resources and links to much of what is discussed in this episode on her Instagram page. We’ve also linked some at the bottom of this post.

In the episode Sarah and Shannon discuss:

• the Covid-19 vaccines and their effect on fertility
• Covid-19 and pregnancy
• the recent news with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine
• how to ask the right questions to your healthcare provider

If you are at any phase of Motherhood this episode is worth listening. Our goal with this episode is inform and educate what we know right now so that you can make a decision that works for you or your family.

NOTE: This is not “you should definitely get the vaccine” or “you should definitely not get the vaccine” episode. This is a complicated and polarizing issue and we are doing our best to provide the most up to date information.

LINKS / STUDIES FROM THIS EPISODE:

Placental Pathology in COVID-19: Case Series in a Community Hospital Setting

Pregnancy and Covid-19 Infections

Infertility and Covid-19 Vaccines

Covid-19 Vaccine Monitoring For Pregnancy


Meet Shannon:

Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS, FACOG is a double board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist focusing on the care of women with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy.

After finishing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY, Dr. Clark completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

During her first year of residency, she realized her passion for taking care of women with complicated, or high-risk, pregnancies and subsequently pursued a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Masters in Medical Science at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, where she is an Professor with roles as a clinician, researcher, and educator.


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