More than a year after the novel coronavirus pushed much of the world into lockdown, a generation of new mothers are still coming to terms with having been pregnant – and giving birth – in a pandemic.
And if you consider the uncertainty of the past year, the stress, the isolation – there are lots of reasons to be concerned about the impact that might have had on new mums, as well as their babies.
On All in the Mind this week, we delve into new research on the impact of the pandemic on new mothers, and hear from mums about the trials, and occasional triumphs, of life in a lockdown limbo.
Dr Darby Saxbe
Associate Professor of Psychology; Founder, Center for the Changing Family, University of Southern California
Clinical Director, Gidget Foundation