Name: Katie Meyers Neighborhood: Hoboken Occupation: Creative Director, Stylist & Founder of Meyers Styles Baby’s Sex: A 15-month-old daughter and a new baby boy How would you describe your pregnant style? Classic with a twist! I typically wear a lot of form fitting pieces that flatter my bump and then accessorize with a bold piece of jewelry like a bright necklace or fun rings. Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy? Since this is my second pregnancy I've learned what works and what doesn't for my own body and growing belly. I believe that pregnant women are gorgeous and we should wear what we feel most comfortable in doing this special time in our lives. So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy? How big I got so quickly! Friends warned me I'd show faster during my second pregnancy and they weren't kidding! I honestly had a significant bump by 10 weeks! What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump? I've worn many different brands and styles, but my favorites have been those that accentuate my bump like a form fitting dress. It's not forever that I'll have this bundle of joy so I'm trying to embrace all the changes my body goes through... even on days where I have a "tough pregnancy" day. What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby? The one season I'm most looking forward to as they grow up is the holidays! We have a few family traditions and I can't wait to introduce them to all the city has to offer from window displays, to The Nutcracker play, to ice skating and hot chocolate in Central Park. Katie is wearing: Au Lait Asymmetrical Dress Kendra Scott necklace GAP infinity scarf (not pictured) Nine West booties Photographed by Desiree Walters Photography in a Soho townhouse, courtesy of Katherine Salyi / Nest Seekers.

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Having a newborn is challenging at the best of times, but during forced isolation and in a climate of fear and uncertainty, it can become overwhelming.

The coronavirus pandemic is setting up our communities for genuine mental health concerns. This may be especially true for new parents. When will 'normal' life return? How will I pay for diapers and baby food? Will my mom be able to help us now? What if my baby or my family get COVID-19? Unfortunately, no one knows the long-term impact or answers just yet.

Most families have built a network of social support by the time they have their first child—if they don't already have a support system, they develop one through various baby classes and groups set up for parents. The creation of the village can be instrumental to the mental health of new parents. Social distancing, the lockdown of cities, and isolation will inadvertently affect the type of support available.

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