Are you pregnant and worried about how COVID-19 will affect your pregnancy care and birth? We have been reading all we can. Of course, the available information is new and constantly changing.
Our goal is to provide you with solid resources so that you can have answers you are looking for while cutting out all the extra static.
As of now (3/21/2020), we have located two informative pieces that cover a lot of expectant parents’ concerns:
- Very informative Q&A from ProPublica – What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know
- A piece from The Atlantic about the effect COVID-19 is having on parents’ birth plans
Please let us know what questions you have and share with us any links or information that you have found particularly helpful.
As for Doulas of Baltimore, we have moved to virtual childbirth classes and virtual birth doula support. Our in-home postpartum support is on a brief pause as our doulas and clients get through a minimum of 14 days of social isolation and then schedule in person support of a case by case basis. **
We know the services and resources we offer are needed, in this time more than ever, and want to ensure that we continue to deliver professional, consistent support to the expectant and new families in the Baltimore area. This will not look like you had been imaging but together we can help relieve some of your worries.