On Friday, March 13th, 2020, I began compiling and reviewing relevant COVID-19 resources for expecting entrepreneurs. Here are the highest quality resources I have found regarding pregnancy, birth and postpartum. You can find resources specific to small businesses here.
- Dr. Aviva Romm’s COVID-19 series has a series of informational articles and is being updated regularly as new information is released. True to her renowned integrative MD reputation, I’ve found Dr. Romm’s posts well-researched, reassuring, and full of tangible things to do as a parent.
- Evidence Based Birth has a COVID-19 Resources page that they are updating as relevant research is released. The page includes information for pregnant individuals as well as birth professionals. The podcast episode (released March 25, 2019) is an excellent summary of what is currently known on coronavirus as it relates to pregnancy and birth.
- Kaiser Family Foundation has a comprehensive article on “Special Considerations for Pregnant Women” during the coronavirus outbreak, which includes 4 key takeaways, and much more detailed information addressing health impact and access to care.
- The Fourth Trimester Project Team at UNC Chapel Hill has updated its NewMomHealth.com site with relevant coronavirus information. With in-person health visits being limited, now more than ever, new mothers need trustworthy, reliable information and support to navigate new motherhood, childbirth recovery, and to cope with the impact of the coronavirus on their birth and/or postpartum plans, and the team is updating daily.
- Doulaworks is offering free membership and has ongoing calendars of virtual events: postpartum circles with a maternal mental health expert, guided workshops on birth options and planning, lactation groups, support groups for expecting and new moms, etc.
- Need someone to talk with to navigate stress and anxiety during this time? Parentline provides free telephone-based counseling for parents of children 0-3 and Postpartum Support International is providing weekly online support groups to manage mood for those pregnant/postpartum.