March 24, 2020

Times are tough. There's no way around that truth. Everyone I know is struggling amidst the coronavirus outbreak as COVID-19 is impacting every part of our lives. For pregnant women and families, coronavirus has made an already intense time of life feel more scary and more unknown than it usually is. Many of the beautiful aspects of pregnancy, like planning a baby shower with visiting friends and family or taking maternity photos, are being put on hold or cancelled altogether. If you're feeling down about all this, you're not alone. Every pregnant client of mine has expressed high levels of anxiety over the illness, remorse over the loss of celebration during pregnancy, and general fear around planning to give birth in a place where the virus is most likely to be present-the hospital. 

In Orange County, birthing people are already seeing huge shifts in their birth plans due to hospital restrictions and shifting public policies. I thought it would be prudent to help my clients and anyone...

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