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May 19, 2020 | Emily Herbst

Being pregnant during a global pandemic is something I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams, but here I am. On top of the uncertainty that comes along with a pregnancy during this time, I was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which added another level of fear and uncertainty.

We had just celebrated our unborn son at a baby shower with my entire family and friends the week before COVID-19 started to affect businesses and employees were being told to work from home. I was 23 weeks pregnant and went from feeling joyous and excited to the stark contrast of feeling confused and scared. My mind was flooded with questions: What would happen if I got sick?...

May 11, 2020 |

Kirsti Clifford and her husband were overjoyed to find out they were expecting their second child, a girl, due in June.

“I was so excited to give our daughter a sister and was really looking forward to my pregnancy and delivery because this time, I knew what to expect and felt more confident,” said Kirsti.

As she neared her third trimester, something she never could have expected, was that she’d be pregnant during a global pandemic.

“Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and challenging times in a woman’s life – and being pregnant during a pandemic is something I could have never anticipated and definitely heightened my level of anxiety,” said Kirsti...

May 04, 2020 | Natalia Angulo-Hinkson

When Natalia Angulo-Hinkson learned she was pregnant, she and husband, Cameron, were overjoyed to embark on their journey to parenthood together. As she started her third trimester, like any mom-to-be, she eagerly asked friends and colleagues about their birth experiences to have a better idea of what her own might look like.

As she neared her late March due date, news of COVID-19 was everywhere and she started to realize that her birth experience may not be the way she imagined it.

“Through all of this uncertainty, I tried to remain calm, monitor the situation and discuss any questions or concerns with my OB,” said Natalia.

A week past her due date,...

April 29, 2020 | Lauren Perkins

We’re a month into our COVID-19 quarantine. Weeks have never flown by so fast and also taken so long to pass at the same time. Our normal seems like a distant memory, but I miss it. Well, some of it. Not so much the crazy busy schedules, but I miss freedom and people who don’t live in my house. If I happen to see someone in person, I worry if I’m getting too close. Telling family to stay away from my kids is awful. I’m certainly not much of a hugger or a crier, but I want to give hugs and I’ve started crying on a regular basis.

In the beginning, I kept telling myself I’ve done this before, like any high-order multiple mom has. When you have lots of tiny babies who...

April 22, 2020 | Codi Dawn Wiener, MD

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Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body. But what if you’re pregnant? Does this change the constructive nature of exercise to a potentially dangerous activity?

There are many factors that go into answering this question, such as how often you exercised before you became pregnant and what kind of exercises your body is accustomed to doing.

If you follow certain guidelines, exercising during pregnancy may be more than safe — it may be extremely beneficial!

The list below shows the impact of...