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Strategies for Coping With the Uncertainty of Giving Birth During a Pandemic

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Birth matters. It is an intimate experience that requires a woman’s full awareness and power. The art of giving birth changes everyone in the room — babies get their first glimpse of the world, women evolve into mothers, men become fathers and healthcare providers unite as a bonded tribe of warriors a family will always remember.

No one plans to give birth during a global pandemic. Birth plans were not created with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in mind. Parents-to-be, physicians, therapists and birth workers typically create safe birthing plans that involve community, support, creativity and touch.

But due to social distancing, hugs are in limited supply as loved ones and support networks are limited to sending only “good vibes” via voice,

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