Becoming a parent for the first time is usually a joyful experience. But when a woman gives birth during a pandemic like COVID-19, anxiety can grow exponentially, especially since social distancing means her usual support network might not be available.

 

To help new mothers cope with this new reality, Elisabeth Netherton, MD, and Jessica Combs Rohr, PhD, who specialize in helping moms with stress and mental health concerns, shared their key strategies for overcoming the barriers imposed by social distancing in Mind Matters from Menninger, our blog on Psychology Today.

 

Drs. Netherton and Rohr are the leaders of Menninger's Moms Program, a personalized program that offers virtual support to moms across Texas.