New parents are concerned for their baby’s health and their own. Stressors are coming from multiple outlets of life including financial worries, the strain of caring for a newborn while working and the isolation of social distancing at a time.
“Everyone acknowledges what a delicate, tough and scary situation this is,” says Danielle Fisher, M.D., F.A.A.P., pediatrician and vice chair of pediatrics at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. “I feel for parents at a time like this.”
Dr. Fisher notes that in this time of uncertainty, she doesn’t have easy answers but she wants to make clear that worrying leads to more stress. Read more on a few strategies parents of babies can put in place to limit the strain of this uncertain moment.
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