Pregnancy & Postpartum During a Pandemic: 4 Things to Know About Depression & Anxiety

Woman sitting next to crib looking anxious - potentially because of postpartum despression

by Dr. Lindsay Malloy, co-founder of Pandemic Parenting

I’ve been thinking a lot about the moms-to-be and new moms, bringing babies home and dealing with COVID postpartum. I know all too well what it’s like to cope with a mysterious virus and so many unknowns while expecting.

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Midwife vs. Doula: What’s the difference, and why might I choose either or both for my pregnancy and birth?

Finding out you’re pregnant can come with more choices than you might initially think, and one of those is choosing your care team. If you’re newly pregnant, you might be wondering: what’s a midwife vs. a doula? If you are, you’re a step ahead of where I was with my first pregnancy! When I found out I was pregnant with my now 3.5-year-old daughter, Maggie, I just assumed I’d keep seeing my regular OB-GYN for care, and that working with that practice would largely dictate what my birth experience would look like.

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Ideas for Halloween Treats for Kids

Halloween has been that time of the year kids look forward to all year long. I mean, let’s face it, who doesn’t love candies and dressing up. With circumstances this year looking a bit different than in past years we have to take some additional measures when it comes to celebrating Halloween with our kids. Here you will have a few ideas for Halloween treats for kids and how to make it fun for them.

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Intro to Pandemic Parenting

Seven months into COVID and many of you are wishing you could unsubscribe from 2020. We hear you. The “new normal” is becoming more normal… somewhat. And rather than asking when will we be back to normal – it’s top of mind for all of us – instead, we’ve set out to provide a COVID compass of sorts. So, as we navigate the pandemic through fall and into winter, we’re inviting Dr. Amanda Zelechoski and Dr. Lindsay Malloy of Pandemic Parenting to join us in sharing insights, tips and tricks on what it means to parent during these challenging times.

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Pregnancy During COVID-19: 3 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Village

by Dr. Amanda Zelechoski, co-founder of Pandemic Parenting

One of the best parts of becoming a new parent is “joining the club” – entering a community of fellow parents and being surrounded by generations of wisdom and experience to support you. You’ve likely heard the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But, what happens when you are pregnant during COVID and are isolated from your village for any number of reasons? You’ve been waiting for this time when friends and family would tell you how adorable you look pregnant, throw you a baby shower, cry happy tears with you when the adoption was finalized, snuggle your new baby so you can take a shower, and take care of you so you can care for your baby.

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