Mom on What It Was Like Giving Birth During COVID-19

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I had planned on having a much better postpartum experience than I had after the birth of my first child, mostly because I had done this before and knew what to expect! I launched my company, Bodily, to address the knowledge gaps that come with giving birth and created products to help women through this experience. I used the resources my team and I created in my own journey, so I was prepared in those ways. What I wasn’t expecting was to give birth during a pandemic.

I reached out to my doctor about a week before the baby was due to ask several questions I had related to giving birth during this epidemic. At that point the COVID-19 situation was continuing to worsen, but the number of cases was still very low. One of the main things I wanted to understand was if it would be safer to give birth in a hospital outside of New York City, where I live, and what the pros and cons were…

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