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COVID-19 Resource Center – Fertility, Pregnancy, & Parenthood

Dear friend, If you’re here, you may be looking for support through these turbulent times. Many hopeful, soon-to-be or new parents are facing unexpected questions about what it will look like to give birth in, and bring life into, a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our promise to you is to serve as a …

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Expectful
Michelle Berninger
Instructor
March 25, 2020

Dear friend,

If you’re here, you may be looking for support through these turbulent times. Many hopeful, soon-to-be or new parents are facing unexpected questions about what it will look like to give birth in, and bring life into, a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our promise to you is to serve as a trusted resource, source of community, and place of peace through these uncertain times. This resource center will be updated in real time to ensure you have access to these supportive tools when you need them most.

Be safe and be well,

Team Expectful

 

Community Connection

We can still show up for the people we love. Tribute is 100% free for anyone who is missing out on an important gathering due to physical distancing. It doesn’t matter whether that is a wedding, birthday, graduation or family member who is alone at the hospital. Their platform makes it quick and easy to invite your friends, collect videos and edit them into a love-filled video montage that will leave the recipient feeling connected to their community. Click “Start a Tribute” and your $25 discount code will be applied at checkout (good for all orders).

Join the COVID-19 Maternal Well-Being private support group on Facebook, created by Obstetrician Dr. Tara Abraham, Pediatric Critical Care Physician Dr. Anita K Patel and a Perinatal Psychiatrist Dr. Pooja Lakshmin.

Carriage House Birth is facilitating weekly virtual support groups for new parents and pregnant families.

Reliable Research

Evidence Based Birth presents the latest findings on their COVID-19 Resource Page.

From Maven Clinic, the latest clinical guidance on fertility: everything you need to know about any fertility treatments or embryo transfers based on the new guidance issued by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Maven has also published FAQs: Coronavirus and Pregnancy and is updating in real time as the medical community learns more.

Pregnancy Meditations 

Stream and share our Body Health Visualizations and a new Health & Strength Hypnobirthing Affirmations for free here.

Emily Fletcher, the founder of Ziva Meditation, guides you through a grounding meditation to process your emotions around the challenges that COVID-19 has presented to access inner peace and strength. Listen to Navigating Unexpected Times online and in the app now.

Compassionate Care

Maven, the largest telemedicine provider for women’s and family health with 24/7 service is offering free first-time appointments to new users who may have questions about COVID-19 and related issues. Use our code EXPECTFUL ($50 value) for credit towards your first appointment.

Online Childbirth Education

With hospital and healthcare policies changing on a daily basis, it is especially important for expecting mothers to have the most up-to-date information so they can go into labor with proper education and confidence to advocate for themselves and their newborns. Prana Prenatal Yoga is offering virtual sliding scale classes.

For the families who are unable to attend their birth class due to the virus, Motherly’s Birth Class taught by Diana Spalding, certified nurse-midwife, and writer of The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama, is now available for free.

The Birth Hour’s comprehensive, on-demand video Know Your Options Childbirth course is available for 50% off when you use code 50PERCENT at checkout.

Breastfeeding & Lactation

Willow is donating wearable breast pumps to help healthcare providers working on the frontlines.

Tinyhood’s virtual course from Prenatal Prep to Pumping is now available for free.

Prana Prenatal Yoga’s Infant Feeding Cafe + Mama Meet Up: Meets Mondays at 11:30 EST (this group is facilitated by a Lactation Counselor),.

Parenting Tools

The HelloJoey app has released 2 free support kits Anxiety 101 and Quality Time: No Moment is Pointless.

Expectful
Michelle Berninger
Instructor
Michelle is a birth and postpartum doula based in Brooklyn. When she's not supporting birthing families in-person, she's helping them as Head of Operations at Expectful. Follow @modernlovedoula for inclusive, body-positive, and LGBTQ+ affirming advice and information.