March of Dimes new resources for expecting families during pandemic

VIDEO: March of Dimes supporting families having babies during the pandemic

TULSA, Okla. — Expecting mothers have more anxiety now, because they are delivering in a pandemic.

March of Dimes is providing resources to help families connect with experts and each other.

March of Dimes also donated face masks to Hillcrest South and St. John Medical Center NICU staff.

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March of Dimes Executive Director Laurie Applekamp explained a birth plan document the non-profit now provides for free to help map things out in the new COVID-19 environment.

“You can go to ‘My NICU Baby’ app and all of that information is there, plus it tells stories, has families that are sharing stories that they are going through, it’s a great way for families to feel connected and get questions answered,” Applekamp said.

March of Dimes provides a free birth plan document expecting parents can download here.

March of Dimes developed this app to help provide support to families with babies in the NICU here.

March of Dimes also hosts sessions on Facebook live that allow families to ask experts questions and connect with other families.