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Ashley Graham Sends Positive Message To Expecting Mothers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Ben Robinson III

One of the hardest things to do when our world has fallen into such uncertainty is to attempt living our lives normally. Aside from being told we need to implement social distancing, and placing ourselves into voluntary self-quarantine in the beginning stages of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic we were told, as a nation, to go on with our lives. That can be somewhat hard to do, considering the constant barrage of information we receive on a daily basis in regard to something we're still learning to understand collectively.

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As we all try to make sense of this new reality we still have to take care of ourselves, and in the event that we need medical attention it's nice to know that we can still receive care because the hospitals are open. But they have limited resources as they fight tirelessly to secure supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN reports that the fervent hit of patients who arrived at hospitals suffering from COVID-19 symptoms became overwhelming, and there aren't enough resources to ensure everyone's safety.


The doctor, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity out of concern for his job, described a hospital that was woefully unprepared for an influx of Covid-19 patients that started roughly two weeks ago -- which has already stretched the hospital's resources thin and led to severely ill patients outnumbering ventilators. "We don't have the machines, we don't have the beds," the doctor said. "To think that we're in New York City and this is happening," he added. "It's like a third-world country type of scenario. It's mind-blowing."

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At first, patients skewed toward the 70-plus age group, but in the past week or so there have been a number of patients younger than 50. "I don't think they understand the severity of this disease," the doctor said of the younger patients. "Two weeks ago, life was completely different."

The lack of supplies does not bode well for expecting mothers, who also require high amounts of assistance during childbirth. But during this time of crisis and panic there aren't enough resources for them either.

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New mother Ashley Graham has taken to her Instagram to inform expecting mothers that if they're expecting during these unexpectedly scary times they need to do it with someone by their side, even though supplies are limited and that is greatly affecting everything. Celebrity Insider reports;

[Graham] announced that in New York, they simply don’t have enough protective gear to ensure that mothers who are in labor and delivery may have their partners attend births with them. This is leaving many women distraught and emotional at a time when they need the support of their loved ones at one of life’s greatest miracles. Ashley used a midwife and delivered her baby Isaac at home. She is currently working with midwives to help ensure they have enough PPE so that they will be safe when helping women deliver their children and so their partners may be in attendance.

Check out Graham's post below.

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