The researchers spoke with twelve new mothers, from Black and Asian backgrounds, who live in Coventry and had babies during the pandemic. The themes discussed included the challenges of becoming a parent during the pandemic, experiences of peer, healthcare and community support, and unexpected positives that have come out of the pandemic.
The conversations were used to create a video (below) to represent the experiences that they shared. The aim of the video is to open up discussion around the challenges of becoming new parents during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to help increase engagement with peers and health care providers. The work is also being written up for publication.
Researchers anticipate that the findings will inform a subsequent application for funding to undertake a more substantial piece of research.