Pregnant in a pandemic: the effects of COVID-19

Pregnant Californians have been surveyed during the pandemic to assess mental and physical health as well as health behaviors and COVID-19 mitigation strategies. The pandemic has taken a significant toll on mental health of pregnant people, increasing anxiety, depression and worries in addition to worsening health behaviors such as sleep, nutrition and physical activity. The pandemic has also changed the way pregnant people receive care, from telehealth visits, changing the way they make decisions about when to seek care and even where they plan to deliver their babies. This is an ongoing project that seeks to improve maternal and fetal outcomes during the ongoing pandemic.

Investigators Involved: Dr. Leigh Ann Simmons, Dr. Jen Phipps, Dr. Mackenzie Whipps