The Isolation And Sacrifice Of Pandemic Pregnancy : Consider This from NPR Three women come together to talk about the isolation and sacrifice that comes with being pregnant during the pandemic.

Those women: Irène Mathieu, a pediatrician in Charlottesville, Virginia; Elizabeth Baron, a mental health counselor in New York City; and Ashley Falcon, a fashion stylist who moved from Florida to New York in the early stages of the pandemic.

Economist Hannes Schwandt predicts the pandemic will coincide with a drop in birth rates.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Pregnant In A Pandemic: 'COVID Couldn't Rob Us Of Everything'

Pregnant In A Pandemic: 'COVID Couldn't Rob Us Of Everything'

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Pregnancy is a time of hope and dreams for most women and their families — even during a pandemic. Still, their extra need to avoid catching the coronavirus has meant more isolation and sacrifices, too. Getty Images hide caption

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Pregnancy is a time of hope and dreams for most women and their families — even during a pandemic. Still, their extra need to avoid catching the coronavirus has meant more isolation and sacrifices, too.

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Three women come together to talk about the isolation and sacrifice that comes with being pregnant during the pandemic.

Those women: Irène Mathieu, a pediatrician in Charlottesville, Virginia; Elizabeth Baron, a mental health counselor in New York City; and Ashley Falcon, a fashion stylist who moved from Florida to New York in the early stages of the pandemic.

Economist Hannes Schwandt, a professor at Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy, predicts the pandemic will coincide with a drop in birth rates.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale and Brianna Scott. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.