How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis

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How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis

The CDC doesn’t know whether pregnancy increases chances of infection, but the fast spread of COVID-19 has some women very worried
Erin Kirk, right, talks to a pair of neighbors at her home in Aurora, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Kirk is expecting a baby girl in May.
Health professionals at Craig Hospital in Denver screen a visitor for potential COVID-19 exposure on March 11, 2020. The hospital has closed all entrances but one and any visitor is asked questions about their wellness, if they have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of the new coronavirus and if they have traveled to a country that’s been hard hit by the virus.
Erin Kirk, who is expecting a daughter in May, is trying to manage her anxiety around giving birth during a pandemic by asking her family to stop sending her articles to read. She’s been focused on the CDC website for information. “It is so boring and dry,” she said. “But also, it is factual.”

How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis

Erin Kirk, right, talks to a pair of neighbors at her home in Aurora, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Kirk is expecting a baby girl in May.
Health professionals at Craig Hospital in Denver screen a visitor for potential COVID-19 exposure on March 11, 2020. The hospital has closed all entrances but one and any visitor is asked questions about their wellness, if they have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of the new coronavirus and if they have traveled to a country that’s been hard hit by the virus.
Erin Kirk, who is expecting a daughter in May, is trying to manage her anxiety around giving birth during a pandemic by asking her family to stop sending her articles to read. She’s been focused on the CDC website for information. “It is so boring and dry,” she said. “But also, it is factual.”
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