The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the health inequities that were already prevalent in the U.S. In this episode, host June Woo speaks with experts about the disproportionate effects of the pandemic, research on health inequities, and current medical education around health disparities and the social determinants of health.
The pregnancy experience shifted rapidly during the pandemic, with new and soon-to-be mothers asking questions about delivery, breastfeeding and coronavirus safety measures around newborns. This episode highlights three different perspectives to bring a well-rounded view of what it means to be pregnant or delivering babies during a global pandemic.
Featured guests include Scott and Aliza Leighton, first-time parents in New Jersey who delivered their baby girl in May with a unique pregnancy and birth experience; Karla Riley, a doula in the greater Atlanta area, who operates under the moniker Atlanta Christian Doula and crafts birth experiences catered to mothers and their newborns; and Clark Andelin, an Emory alum and OBGYN in Illinois, who serves rural communities where mothers often travel long distances to receive care.
Student Highlight: Madeleine Nuebel is a senior Human Health major in Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences. Maddie is interested in obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health.