The presence of COVID-19 has not been easy on anyone and resulted in several struggles that people must deal with in their day-to-day lives. However, women who have been pregnant, or who have become pregnant, during this pandemic have experienced an additional struggle. How can women be expected to prepare to bring a life into the world when the rules of the world are changing every day? With doctor appointments being canceled or made available for only the expectant mother, and constantly changing rules regarding the labor and delivery process, COVID-19 has made many women’s pregnancy experience stressful and turbulent. Although every woman’s COVID-19 pregnancy experience is different, there are some common elements that can be seen in these experiences, such as stress and anxiety caused by the presence of COVID-19. Despite the difficulties with doctor appointments, labor and delivery, and general life complications that have resulted from COVID-19, some positives have resulted from women’s pandemic pregnancy experiences.
Brosky, Shauna; Hogan, Holly; and Czyras, Tyler
Pregnancy in the Time of COVID-19.
Undergraduate Review, 16, 59-72.
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