Nationwide Childbirth Classes Leave Millions of Parents in a Scramble
(This was an article Hehe wrote originally for Pregnancy Magazine, you can view the full article HERE.
Having an online community is more important than ever with the spread of COVID-19. We all know babies don’t stop coming just because there’s a pandemic . Limiting social contact means planned events, meetings and classes are being canceled all over the country. For expecting parents, this includes their childbirth education classes.. A class meant to inform, prepare and reduce anxiety around becoming a new parent, but so many have been canceled without information on rescheduling. Talk about anxiety! Studies also show that postpartum depression becomes much more of a concern if there is a lack of social support after childbirth. This current medical outbreak has taken social support right out the window and new parents all over the country are desperate for connections with other new parents.
For HeHe's advice and support for those feeling anxious about their pregnancy and upcoming birth, please see the full article here.