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Giving Birth in a Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has raised new concerns about pregnancy and birth for mothers and midwives, including the safety of giving birth in a hospital environment, whether or not an elective caesarean section can still go ahead, and whether doulas and birth partners can attend a birth.

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Anticipatory anxiety is a normal feeling for any woman about to give birth, but against the backdrop of COVID-19, new worries are overshadowing thoughts of going into labour.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Komaljit kaur
18 Apr 2020
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Mariangela Crisafulli
19 Apr 2020
Basic information for health professionals in regards to births during COVID-19
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Claudia Goodhew
25 Nov 2020
Well written and informative. An anxious and scary time we are living in at the moment.
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anne littley
19 Apr 2020
Better understanding of mothers coming into unit and answering any questions they may have
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Tracey Ward
23 Apr 2020
This reading activity reinforces that my workplace is compliant with current pandemic guidelines to best protect women, their babies and all midwifery support staff.
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Kerrie chrimes
16 Apr 2020
very informative
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Courtenay Heuston
20 May 2020
Thank you for this brief concise document - it is easy to read and understand.
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Ruth Czapracki
18 Jan 2022
Very informative.
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Christopher geeman
15 Apr 2020
This artical was very informative and was a good reference for the current climate.
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diyan chen
17 Apr 2020
very well
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