Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
For lesbian couples or trans men, the ‘unexpected’ gender of one parent causes difficulties for maternity services where notions of ‘normal’ are increasingly out of step with the times.
Front line professionals need more support and time.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on ‘women’s work’.
A major study that analysed data from hundreds of pregnancies found that sleeping on the back during the final trimester increased the risk of stillbirth 2.6 times.