Why Birthing Parents Like Me Can’t Wait for Build Back Better to Pass

By Isha Weerasinghe

(Excerpt)

Giving birth and becoming a parent are significant moments, but the experience can be stressful, particularly for first-time parents. The global public health pandemic made the experience even more challenging to navigate for pregnant people. Anxiety and depression are on the rise for everyone.

Along with prenatal stresses, people who are pregnant have had to confront fears about the impact of the virus on their child/children, limited child care opportunities, and a lack of support because of the COVID restrictions that left many feeling alone.

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