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Parents To Be Rushing to Switch To Home Births Amid Coronavirus

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to tax the American healthcare system, pregnant people are becoming anxious. Many soon to be parents are worried about their ability to give birth with their partners or a support person present. According to Business Insider, they are also concerned about shielding their newborns from the coronavirus. The concern has created a surge in requests for midwives and homebirths. If a parent-to-be is near their due date, midwives do not advise suddenly switching your hospital birth plan to a home birth. Midwives warn that switching at the last minute or in the last few months of pregnancy could be dangerous.