SAN ANTONIO – NOTE: A video of the town hall is available on demand in the video player above.
Being pregnant can be an exciting and happy time but it can also be filled with anxiety and questions, especially during a pandemic.
In 2021, there are new challenges that definitely weren’t covered in any of the popular pregnancy books.
KSAT hosted a town hall on March 31 to help get some of your questions answered and provide support around an issue that is so important in our community.
KSAT anchor and reporter Courtney Friedman, who recently announced her pregnancy, spoke with a panel of four experts about COVID-19 during pregnancy, the vaccine, delivery protocols, breastfeeding, infertility, and mental health.
- Dr. Patrick Ramsey is the medical director for inpatient OB services at University Health and the Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at UT Health San Antonio.
- Dr. Randal Robinson is an OB-GYN and fertility specialist at University Health. He is also the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Health San Antonio.
- Dr. Erin Mankus is an OB-GYN at University Health and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Health San Antonio. She specializes in helping women with postpartum depression, and mental health.
- Joi Brock is a midwife who runs the Birth Center Stone Oak, with a staff of licensed, certified midwives and certified nurse midwives. She offers a holistic approach to pregnancy and birth.
Find 4 takeaways from our last parenting livestream special, which focused on mental health and wellness, here.