The naked truth about having a baby in a pandemic

In Covid-19 in pregnancy by Maria Birch

I have a dilemma. To date, I’ve shared very little of my pregnancy and birth story. Although there were lots of positive moments, there were also some dark days. I really want to share the naked truth with you. But… I’m cautious about lifting the veil. There are two reasons why: I don’t want to scare you. Everyone’s experience of …

Coronavirus: are pregnant women at increased risk?

In Covid-19 in pregnancy, Standard by Maria Birch

I’m not a doctor or even slightly qualified to advise you about coronavirus. But at 34 weeks pregnant, I share your concerns, and hope I can do a little to reassure you based on the advice being passed to NHS staff and my own (albeit very subjective) research. For the most part, my attitude towards coronavirus has been to just …