The Importance of Having a Birth Partner Present During Labor and Delivery | GIVING BIRTH DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
In light of everything happening in the world right now, pregnant women like yourself have a lot to be concerned about. One of those concern is that you may have to give birth without your birth team by your side. In this video, I will share evidence on the importance of having a birth partner present during labor and delivery so you can advocate for yourself as well as some tips to remedy this situation if you do end up being required to give birth by yourself.
DISCLAIMER : All information provided in this video/article is for educational purposes only and should never replace the advice of your doctor. Always direct questions to your care provider regarding your specific situation and before attempting any of the suggestions. Nothing in this video/article shall be construed as medical advice. This video is strictly intended to provide general information that may not apply to you as an individual. This is not a substitute for your healthcare provider's medical advice. Please seek medical help from your midwife or doctor if you have any question or concern.
*remember that things can change rapidly and hospital policies evolve as the virus continues to spread*
We are all trying to figure out how to stay safe and calm during this pandemic. It's hard to know where to turn when we are all bombarded with a ton of information and comments in the news and on social medias, so I have done my best to keep this simple and I have listed a lot of credible resources below. There are some very important questions that need to be addressed like what if you are pregnant? What if you are giving birth soon? What if you have a newborn or young kids? We will address each of those shortly but first let's review what COVID-19 actually is.