5 Qs with Anna

Name: Anna Ayers

Neighborhood: Murray Hill

Occupation: Environmentalist, Co-Founder, Amazon Beauty Inc., RAHUA

Baby’s Sex: Girl

How would you describe your pregnant style?

Easy elegance.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy?

Just going with the flow and enjoying the changes. I’m maintaining my usual style. Just adjusting the waistlines!

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?

How happy it makes me when I feel the baby moving around. It's indescribable.

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump?

My Hatch dress and H&M blouses.

What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?

Playing and picnicking in Central Park.

Dress: Hatch Collection

Shoes: Kate Spade (similar style)

Photography by Stylish & Hip Kids Photography.

Shot on location at Babesta.

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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