It's normal to feel concerned about your pregnancy or newborn, but what should parents do if they're having a baby during a global pandemic?

According to UNICEF, "New mothers and newborns will be greeted by harsh realities, UNICEF said, including global containment measures such as lockdowns and curfews; health centres overwhelmed with response efforts; supply and equipment shortages; and a lack of sufficient skilled birth attendants as health workers, including midwives, are redeployed to treat COVID-19 patients."

How does having a baby amongst the coronavirus differ from the norm? We chat to parents of babies born under the cloud of COVID-19 about their fears and their fight. TV presenter Graeme Richards is one such parent, and he shares with us his hospital experience with his new-born baby girl.

In the below podcast, we get the advice of a medical professional as we discuss some of the best baby practices at a time like this in detail with paediatrician Dr Enrico Maraschin.

 *These podcasts are brought to you by Fedhealth and Elana Afrika's Parent + Baby Brunch.

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.