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Bassel Eid, MD

EIHC Director of Obstetric ServicesBassel Eid, MD
Director of Obstetric Services

Education
American University of Beirut
Residency
American University of Beirut
OB/GYN Residency
Baylor College of Medicine
Specialties
Minimally Invasive Surgery
High-Risk Pregnancy

Bassel Eid completed his undergraduate training at the American University of Beirut with a degree in Biology. He then completed his medical training, pursuing a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Eid and his wife have two children. A native of Lebanon, Dr. Eid speaks fluent Arabic. In his spare time, he enjoys working out and reading.

Cedar Rapids Gazette Guest column – October 7, 2021
Please Get Vaccinated

We live in a society that has been called the “Instant Culture;” everyone wants instant gratification. But it’s ironic that when we are provided with the solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority are very slow to embrace it or not adapt it at all.  The simple answer for the majority of us is it to get vaccinated.

The answer to a pregnant patient is not so simple. The obstetrics world is a unique one in the medical field. Most studies on new medications/vaccinations will exclude pregnant patients due to the possible risks to the baby. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) aggressively lobbied from the beginning to have pregnant patients included in the studies, but this didn’t occur. ACOG highly encouraged its members to recommend the vaccine to pregnant patients since the biological mechanism of the available vaccines have no plausible way to directly affect pregnancy while the risks of contracting the disease can be severe.

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