NUECES COUNTY, Texas — The Nueces County Health District reported the first deaths inside the womb from COVID-19 in our area. Health officials said both of the mothers were unvaccinated.
The first case involved a woman in her 20's. Officials said she was 29 weeks pregnant and had been living with a family member who was COVID-19 positive. Her symptoms included nausea, vomiting, fever and congestion.
The second case involved a woman who was 23 weeks pregnant. Health officials did not give the woman's age, but that she personally contracted COVID-19.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends all eligible persons, including pregnant and lactating individuals, receive a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine series. ACOG wants pregnant women to know that vaccines are safe and effective.