KSAT Town Hall: Your questions answered about pregnancy, infertility during the pandemic

Experts and KSAT 12 journalists broadcast parenting special

SAN ANTONIONOTE: 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.
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You can also watch on demand on our newsreader app, on KSAT.com/TV or our free streaming app that works with Roku and other smart TV devices.

Find 4 takeaways from our last parenting livestream special, which focused on mental health and wellness, here.

Find more content like this on our parenting page or our KSAT Kids page.

About the Author

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.

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