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Birth, Pregnancy, and Coronavirus 

Here are the ways I'd prepare,
& what I'm thinking about

Hey everyone,

I’ve been talking a lot with friends and community members about what to do to prepare, whether or not we should be worried, and how best to deal with the coming disruptions that will likely happen to our daily life across both family and business. I wanted to take the time to share what I would do and how I’m preparing for the next three to nine months, especially if you’re pregnant, giving birth, or a parent with small kids at home.

I spent the day Monday putting together all of my sources and thoughts on Coronavirus and how it will affect pregnant women, birth plans, and our local communities. 

What should we be doing to prepare our families, workplaces, and communities for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Read the article on Startup Pregnant
Read the article on Medium

In the article I cover:

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Why we should all prepare — my point of view
What we are dealing with
Social and civic reasons to prepare
Dealing with fear and worry and how to stay calm
Is this just media just hype?
How to prepare for coronavirus if you’re pregnant
Important preparations + my shopping lists
Our collective civic duties
The case for preparing even if it’s not that bad

DISCLAIMERS: I am a parent, a writer, and a researcher with degrees in psychology and biology, as well as a graduate degree in urban planning and landscape architecture. I like to plan ahead for things and tend to overthink, over research, and prepare. That’s my nature—I’ve been writing massive articles and blog posts based on my overthinking since I was a teenager. That said, I am not a doctor, a medical advisor, and I don’t work within healthcare systems. I am writing this from the perspective of a citizen and a parent—none of this should be construed as medical advice. Please heed your local community guidelines and governments, the CDC, and other sources as this outbreak progresses. You can find all all of my sources listed throughout the article and I’ll try to keep it as up to date with new information and corrections as I gather more information.

If you have any questions or comments or want to talk more about it, join the coronavirus conversations in our Facebook Group or leave a comment on the article.

— Sarah Peck

Executive Director
Startup Pregnant
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