Five Instagram pages you should be following right now during COVID-19

We've just done two weeks of lockdown. Well done New Zealand. I am a VERY proud Kiwi. I haven't had the call up to work some midwifery hours just yet but I will go when they need me. New & expectant mothers are very much at the forefront of my thoughts right now. To help alleviate some anxiety here are five Instagram accounts I recommend you follow while we are at home saving lives!

  1. Morgan Edwards is a lead obstetric anaesthetist  whose fire you will feel as follow along. She's committed to women's health & daily she shares pertinent information relative to COVID. I can see she is tired as she relentlessly battles but I'm grateful
  2. The Baby Bag are an essential service who are safely shipping your necessities to your home. This services allows you to stay safe, stay home & save lives. And by utilising this service you are supporting a small family-run business. PS. They're the only stockist of our lactation bars but have unfortunately sold out. The do however have other options
  3. Heather Johnston is a GP who has previously worked in obstetrics & gynaecology. I admire her juggle of small children, medicine & supporting her husband, also a doctor. It gets better, she is also a lactation consultant. Like Morgan she is tirelessly working to spread information to women regarding COVID by graciously answering questions daily & providing comic relief & cute kid snaps
  4. The Motherness Podcast established by Skye a customer of hours who has constructed a beautiful podcast shining light on the realness of life postpartum - the part I think we overlook as new mothers. Tune in!
  5. Hatched Antenatal is an online antenatal classes created by Carmen, a fellow midwife. These could not be needed more than now. Midwifery looks very different right now & the care you receive while we fight this has needed to be adjusted. This is a brilliant bridge resource for you while you stay home to save lives

Here's one more for good measure;

  • Birth by Rosie is brand spanking new account. Rosie, a midwife is committed to bringing you information that will enhance your pregnancy & newborn experience. She's much younger & hipper than I am & could not have popped up at a better time. She's sharing fantastic information with you. Enjoy!

Ren. X

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