Text description: Becoming a new parent in the COVID-19 pandemic

Infographic 1: Key themes emerging from the comments

  1. diminished connection to and support from family and friends
  2. negative remarks (e.g., ‘awful’, ‘difficult’)
  3. specific comments about fathers/partners and the hospital/appointments
  4. feeling alone, lonely, isolated.

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Figure 2: Rating of 2020 by pregnant people, new parents and others aged 20–44 years

Stacked bar chart:

  • Pregnant:
    • A very bad year - 3%
    • a bad year - 19%
    • Neither good nor bad - 41%
    • a good year - 34%
    • a very good year - 3%
  • New parent:
    • A very bad year - 4%
    • a bad year - 11%
    • Neither good nor bad - 25%
    • a good year - 45%
    • a very good year - 15%
  • Others aged 20-44:
    • A very bad year - 7%
    • a bad year - 26%
    • Neither good nor bad - 42%
    • a good year - 21%
    • a very good year - 3%

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Figure 3: Services used and needed, by type and cohort

Stacked bar chart:

General practitioner (GP)

  • New parent:
    • have accessed 81%
    • have needed but not accessed 6%
  • Pregnant:
    • have accessed 87%
    • have needed but not accessed 3%
  • Other 20-45:
    • have accessed 67%
    • have needed but not accessed 6%

Specialist

  • New parent:
    • have accessed 53%
    • have needed but not accessed 15%
  • Pregnant:
    • have accessed 56%
    • have needed but not accessed 11%
  • Other 20-45:
    • have accessed 46%
    • have needed but not accessed 15%

Mental health service

  • New parent:
    • have accessed 21%
    • have needed but not accessed 20%
  • Pregnant:
    • have accessed 21%
    • have needed but not accessed 14%
  • Other 20-45:
    • have accessed 21%
    • have needed but not accessed 19%

Counselling service

  • New parent:
    • have accessed 16%
    • have needed but not accessed 18%
  • Pregnant:
    • have accessed 10%
    • have needed but not accessed 10%
  • Other 20-45:
    • have accessed 16%
    • have needed but not accessed 18%

Family relationship service

  • New parent:
    • have accessed 5%
    • have needed but not accessed 10%
  • Pregnant:
    • have accessed 2%
    • have needed but not accessed 7%
  • Other 20-45:
    • have accessed 4%
    • have needed but not accessed 14%

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