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What To Expect When You're Expecting...In 2021

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Pregnant woman (third trimester of pregnancy)

Navigating pregnancy should be an exciting time, but new parents don’t have the same support system right now. This hour, we talk about pregnancy and birth during a pandemic.

New parents need a lot of support leading up to and after the birth of a new baby. The zoom bridal shower is not the same as being in person to celebrate new mom and baby. Expecting mothers have a lot more decisions to make - including whether or not to get the vaccine. 

A new mother joins us today to talk about her pregnancy, and an OB GYN talks about delivering babies during a pandemic - what expecting mother’s need to know. 

If you’re a new or expecting mom, what has it like to go through pregnancy during this pandemic? 

We want to hear from you.


  • Alexis Aronne - a mother from Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Dr. Audrey Merriam, MD - physician with Yale Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Dr. Heather Lipkind - Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale Maternal Medicine
  • Jessica Bennett - Editor at Large at the New York Times
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Tess is a senior producer for the Connecticut Public news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She enjoys writing micro poetry and growing herbs.

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