We are rapidly evaluating our data and preparing articles for submission.
One of our first analyses has evaluated patient-provider communication. We found that 1 out of 5 women in our sample were not comfortable speaking about their COVID-19 related worries with their provider.
We have also found that 40% of women, including 25% in their third trimester, said that their provider had not spoken with them about how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect their labor and delivery experience.
Using questions generated by participants in our sample, we have created the below handout. We hope that this can be used as a resource for patients and providers to communicate more effectively during the pandemic so that women are able to know what to expect with their care.