Pregnant during the pandemic

Pregnant during the pandemic: Birth, delivery and fear during coronavirus

Giving birth in a pandemic is a terrifying task, during what is already one of life’s most challenging milestones. In Washington State, where the first COVID-19 cases emerged and wide community spread was evident, we experienced the first glimpses of life in a pandemic. In mid-April, I, along with reporter Crystal Paul and photographer Erika Schultz, spoke with pregnant people and their providers as they reimagined plans and confronted fears of giving birth during this unprecedented time.

Filmed and edited by Lauren Frohne / The Seattle Times

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