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How Has The Pandemic Impacted Your Family Planning? Tell Us Your Stories




This photo taken through a glass window at a maternity ward shows a newborn baby wearing a face shield, in an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok on April 9, 2020.
This photo taken through a glass window at a maternity ward shows a newborn baby wearing a face shield, in an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok on April 9, 2020.
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At the start of the coronavirus pandemic (a year ago, sigh), some wondered whether a baby boom would be inevitable. But research is now showing that it may be a baby bust instead of a boom. 

Birth rates have declined across the country. Experts say, there’s no “perfect” time to have a baby. But it’s not hard to imagine why the current times may be throwing a wrench into plans to start or expand a family. Today on AirTalk, we want to hear from you! How has the pandemic impacted decisions around family planning? Have you decided to hold off on having kids? Has the pandemic solidified your choice to not have kids at all? Maybe you intentionally decided to start a family or have a child during the pandemic. Maybe you’re going through the adoption process. What challenges are you facing? Tell us your experience by calling 866-893-5722. 

With guest host Libby Denkmann 

Guest: 

Nell Frizzell, author of the new book “The Panic Years: Dates, Doubts, and the Mother of All Decisions” (Flatiron Books 2021), she’s also the host of a podcast called “The Panic Years;” she tweets @NellFrizzell