Preparing During a Pandemic: Online Programs Help Expectant Mothers Get Ready for Childbirth
// By Althea Fung //
Not long after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 hit the United States, hospitals began to cancel on-site programs and events, particularly those for at-risk populations. Expectant mothers are among the group of people considered to be vulnerable to the coronavirus because their immune system is compromised while they’re pregnant. According to the CDC: “Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which might make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19.”
With on-site childbirth classes (Lamaze) canceled, many hospitals have turned to online alternatives to help moms-to-be prepare for delivery of their new babies.
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