Pandemic Leads to Unique Birth Experience for New Moms

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Story Summary

New moms may feel a range of emotions, from anxiety to excitement, but these unprecedented times can also provide a unique and memorable birth experience.

The labor and delivery experience has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone at the hospital now wears a mask, and visitors are limited. MU Health Care currently allows two visitors during childbirth.

Moms are also encouraged, but not required, to get tested for COVID-19 at 38 weeks of pregnancy. Nurses and doctors can wear additional personal protective equipment if the mom tests positive.

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Kent Faddis
Video Content Manager
MU Health Care
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Megan Noe
Video Content Producer
MU Health Care
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