Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy worry in the United States

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How has the pandemic impacted birthing trends and anxiety for parents-to-be during pregnancy?

Download this study to find out. Results showed that the worry, isolation, loss of support, anxiety, and grief reported by pregnant persons during the COVID-19 pandemic may impact maternal pre- and postnatal mental health and are not borne equally. Birthing persons of color appear disproportionately impacted. This demonstrates the need for maternity care providers to assess worry prenatally and provide individualized education and resources to pregnant patients, centering individuals and communities made most vulnerable by structural inequality.