Mez, who is five months pregnant, originally planned to travel back to Australia in mid-June with her American partner to prepare for her baby’s arrival.
Now, as the coronavirus outbreak continues, that hope is looking more and more unlikely.
“I am absolutely terrified,” the expectant mother told Mamamia.
“It’s my first pregnancy and I thought I would be giving birth at home in Sydney, with family and support. It has been a huge challenge to keep my body calm for the baby through all this upheaval and uncertainty.”
With the new strict rules implemented in New York hospitals, Mez is starting to worry about the prospect of giving birth to her first child without the support of her partner.
“The number one hospital in the state yesterday banned all visitors, including partners from being in the room with the women giving birth. We’re still really unsure about after birth but…