As a reproductive healthcare expert and advocate, I didn’t imagine myself making a big announcement about my pregnancy, but here I am doing just that.
And I am constantly thinking about COVID-19 from the lens of a researcher, an advocate, a parent to two teenagers—and now, a pregnant person.
And as timing would have it, this week marks the sixth annual International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, a day to champion and promote a rights-based maternal health care framework for women.
For the past six years, I have written about disrespect and abuse in childbirth and respectful maternity care—but this year is something entirely different.
I had been trying to get pregnant for about six months on last year’s International Day for…