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I'm Freaking Out About Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Advice?

I’m Freaking Out About Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about giving birth during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This mom is set to be induced in just a few days, and she is “freaking out.” Will she need to wear a mask the entire time? What are the rules about having others in the delivery room? What precautions are being taken by the hospital? What precautions should this mom take? She is looking for advice for anyone who has given birth during this strange time and would love to hear what their experiences have been.

I've Been Shamed Into Feeling Like I Shouldn't Buy My Daughter Many Christmas Gifts Due to COVID-19: Advice?

I’ve Been Shamed Into Feeling Like I Shouldn’t Buy My Daughter Many Christmas Gifts Due to COVID-19: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about buying Christmas gifts for her daughter. This mom always likes to shop ahead of the holiday season to avoid higher prices and related drama, and this year has been no different. Except that she claims a lot of people in her life are making her feel bad for doing so because of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy. They say she shouldn’t spend so much money on gifts for her child. This mom doesn’t see the problem, as she isn’t spending beyond her means, but she is feeling guilty after facing the backlash.

Have Any Other Parents Been Forced to Quit Their Jobs Because of COVID-19 Related School Closures?

Have Any Other Parents Been Forced to Quit Their Jobs Because of COVID-19 Related School Closures?

A mom writes in asking for advice about having to quit her job because of COVID-19 related school closures. She says that, because her son’s school will not be doing in-person learning as a result of the ongoing pandemic, she is going to have to quit her job in order to be home with him while he does online school. She asks other parents who may be in a similar situation for advice about how she can make such a massive change work for her family effectively.

I Can't Decide Whether to Send My Son Back to Daycare or Not Given COVID-19: Advice?

I Can’t Decide Whether to Send My Son Back to Daycare or Not Given COVID-19: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about whether she should send her two-year-old back into daycare. She says she was due to send him back part-time after the arrival of her new baby, but due to COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic, she is unsure if that is wise. She loves having her son home with her and the baby, but she recognizes that he is missing friends and interaction at school. What should she do?