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The continuing impact of Covd-19 on pregnant women, babies and their families

No one wants to see my baby

Challenges to building back better for babies

3 charities that support families during pregnancy and in the earliest years of a child’s life have prodcuced a short report looking at the continuing impact of Covid-19 on pregnant women, babies and their families.

In August 2020 Best Beginnings, Home-Start UK and the Parent-Infant Foundation produced Babies in Lockdown, a report on the impact that Covid-19 restrictions were having on families. 

Now they have followed this up with "No one wants to see my baby" which looks at the continuing impact the pandemic is having on babies, their families and the services that support them.  Click on the cover image below to read the full report.








 Headline Findings:

Many parents in our sample reported that young children seem to be adapting well.

Families are still feeling the benefits of time together.

The pandemic is still affecting parents’ mental health.

Families are not able to access all the support they need from health visiting services and GPs.

Digital support has an important role to play but there are limitations of online and phone-based service delivery.

Parents are struggling to access baby and toddler groups.

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