Embedded Player 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.

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