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Coronavirus: The challenges for expectant parents during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies.

Research shows that pregnant women are at higher risk of damaging outcomes if they get COVID-19, and the vaccine’s effect on pregnant and breastfeeding women is unclear.

Those anticipating a pandemic baby boom, from couples spending more time at home, might be in for a surprise.

Evidence from the Brookings Institute in the United States suggests there could be a COVID baby bust — that job losses in devastated economies will lead to fewer births.

Ross Lord spoke with expectant moms about their unexpected challenges.

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pandemic pregnancy, expectant mothers, pregnant women and COVID-19 vaccine
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