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What support systems are there for pregnant women?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Start with family

Developing a network for support is similar to developing a network of friends, coworkers.
However, a woman who is pregnant is vulnerable in some ways so needs to be more cautious whom she friends irl or using social media. I suggest she not share real names, locations, the due date, plans for delivery, gender of the baby, ultrasound photos, etc. On websites or with people she does not know well.

In brief: Start with family

Developing a network for support is similar to developing a network of friends, coworkers.
However, a woman who is pregnant is vulnerable in some ways so needs to be more cautious whom she friends irl or using social media. I suggest she not share real names, locations, the due date, plans for delivery, gender of the baby, ultrasound photos, etc. On websites or with people she does not know well.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Childbirth classes

Call your hospital and ask about childbirth classes.
This is a good way to meet women in your shoes. Also cal the la leche league.

In brief: Childbirth classes

Call your hospital and ask about childbirth classes.
This is a good way to meet women in your shoes. Also cal the la leche league.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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