THE Isle of Wight NHS Trust has said that nearly one in five Covid patients who are most critically ill are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated.

As part of the campaign, the Isle of Wight NHS has posted a video aimed at unvaccinated pregnant women.

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Unvaccinated women, who suffered from Covid during their pregnancies, share their harrowing stories of battling the virus - from being hospitalised to having emergency c-sections.

The video features three women who experienced serious complications after contracting Covid before they had been vaccinated.

It also features the doctors and frontline staff who treated them to warn of the dangers of the virus for pregnant women and their babies.

The Department for Health and Social Care said that the vaccines provide tens of thousands of pregnant women and their babies with vital protection from the virus.

It is reported that 98 per cent of pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic Covid are unvaccinated.

Data published last week by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows the vaccines are safe for mothers and their babies, with good birth outcomes for vaccinated women who had their babies up to August this year.

Since April 2021, around 84,000 pregnant women have received one dose, and over 80,000 have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Professor Asma Khalil, a spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: “We are very concerned about the number of pregnant women who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19.

“We know that the COVID-19 can cause severe illness in pregnant women with a disproportionate number of unvaccinated pregnant women in intensive care.

"If a woman contracts COVID-19, evidence shows they are more likely to have a preterm birth or stillbirth.

“Our message is clear, COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy is safe, it is not linked to an increased risk of miscarriage or stillbirth, and it’s the best way of protecting you and your baby from the virus.

“We are recommending all pregnant women have their COVID-19 vaccines, including their third dose booster vaccine when they are offered it.’’