As our country faces unprecedented stress and anxiety from the twin pandemics of coronavirus and racism, we remain steadfast in our commitment to advocate for the mental health and well-being of all mothers and mothers-to-be in the United States.
Mothers have borne an extraordinary physical, emotional, and mental load during the months of quarantine: managing jobs, caring for family, maintaining schedules,
home-schooling and entertaining children, checking on neighbors and the elderly.
COVID-19 has opened a Pandora's box of worry for pregnant women,
who have unanswered questions about how the coronavirus will impact them,
their unborn babies, and their newborn infants.
Women of color and women living in poverty are disproportionately impacted by
the coronavirus, mental health conditions, and maternal morbidity and mortality.
Black mothers worry every day that their children might die
simply because of the color of their skin.