Stress during pregnancy affects the development of the baby before and after birth. Covid 19 has increased the stressors to pregnant women, and needs to be mitigated by increased support systems and strategies.
In the current coronavirus situation many women want to stay at home in labour for as long as possible, or are changing their plans to give birth at home. Is this you? Are your worrying what happens if you leave it too late and baby is born at home. Or what about if there isn’t a midwife to come out, or she arrives too late? What do you need to get ready? What do you need to know? What does your partner need to know? Is this you?
In the current coronavirus global epidemic it is even more important to be confident and capable in supporting women in labour while being hands off, to protect her and to protect you.