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Toronto OB-GYNs and family doctors create online Pandemic Pregnancy Guide

The guide is intended to help alleviate concerns and provide useful information to expectant and new parents who may be concerned about protecting their families during the pandemic.
By: Alison Larabie Chase
April 27, 2020
@pandemicpregnancyguide on Instagram.

Expecting and new parents usually have access to things like parenting groups, prenatal classes, and in-person appointments with doctors or other medical professionals. But during the COVID-19 pandemic much of that access has been cut off, leaving those families feeling worried. A group of Toronto obstetrician-gynecologists and family doctors wanted to help calm those fears. So they created the Pandemic Pregnancy Guide, a social-media-focused space where pregnant people and new parents can get answers to their questions about COVID-19 and how it might affect their babies and themselves.

The guide offers tips, Q&A, interviews with experts, video tutorials, and myth-busting. Dr. Eliane Shore, one of the program’s creators, says the intent of the project is to provide “reliable, current information” during the ongoing pandemic situation. The Pandemic Pregnancy Guide can be accessed through Twitter or Instagram.

Source: University of Toronto

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