Considering a Home Birth? Sky News’s Sarah Jane Mee Shares her Plans

Pregnant Sky News Presenter Sarah Jane Mee spoke out in Hello! Magazine this week about her plans for a home birth in light of Covid-19.

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The soon-to-be first time mum had originally intended to give birth at St Thomas’s Hospital in London, but decided to change her plans over concerns that her birth partner, fiancé Ben Richardson, might not be allowed to be by her side during labour.

Sarah Jane Mee, wearing a red Seraphine maternity dress, speaks out about plans for a home birth.

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Sarah Jane told Hello! “I don’t want to be walking into hospital on my own to have this baby, so I am considering a home birth.”

“I had never considered it before but, because of everything that’s going on, it makes me feel more relaxed to think about having the baby at home, rather than Ben not being able to come into the ward until the very final moment. I think my plan A now is a home birth. I have had an uncomplicated pregnancy and I am very healthy, so there’s no reason for me not to have it.”

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Sarah Jane has been working from home since the start of lockdown back in March, and we have loved spotting her rocking Seraphine maternity dresses during her virtual interviews – especially for her special report on Coronavirus advice for pregnancy – see the full interview here.

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Christina Milian Does Social Distancing with Seraphine’s Babywearing Hoodie

As the mother of a brand-new baby, actress & singer Christina Milian’s journey through the coronavirus pandemic has been 100% relatable.

Like the rest of us, over the course of just two weeks, she’s gone from worry & last-minute changes in travel plans to making the most of life at home with family.

And our 3 in 1 babywearing hoodie has seen her through the whole saga.

Christina Milian carries her son Isiah in a Seraphine babywearing Hoodie

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Christina’s son Isiah was born in January, and she was visiting family & friends in Paris at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

Christina had to make some last-minute changes to get home to LA before the US travel ban came into operation.

Our 3 in 1 Babywearing Hoodie was the perfect cover up for her travel day. The kangaroo pouch at the front allowed her to zip up the style over her son in his baby carrier, keeping both mum and baby cosy & covered in the airport and throughout the flight.

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Since then, she’s settled into life at home & is now enjoying the down time with her partner, baby son and 10-year-old daughter Violet.

She posted the above picture to Instagram, wearing Isiah in our 3 in 1 hoodie, along with the caption:

“On the bright side of it all… Goofing around, making tiktok’s, cooking, FaceTiming friends, Netflix and chilling, eating, exercising & then eating again.. it’s not that bad at all. Let’s make the best out of this, cause who knows what tomorrow may bring. Sending love and light 😘”

We couldn’t agree more!

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Coronavirus: GP’s Vital Advice for Pregnant Women

This week Sky News Presenter & mama-to-be Sarah-Jane Mee interviewed GP Dr Zoe Williams to clarify the current advice for pregnant women surrounding Covid-19, also known as Coronavirus.

Sarah-Jane, who is currently 26 weeks pregnant with her first baby, is self-isolating at home, so she conducted the interview online, along with a follow up Instagram post the next day, looking stylish both times in Seraphine maternity dresses.

You can watch the interview on YouTube, but we have also transcribed it below.

Do Pregnant Women Have to Self-Isolate for 12 Weeks?

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Sarah-Jane: I spoke to Dr Zoe Williams about this and she said that the current guidance is that it’s only pregnant women with heart conditions who should be self-isolating for 12 weeks.

If you’re having a healthy, normal pregnancy, you should be practicing strict social distancing rules as a precaution. That will involve working from home if you can. If you can’t, you need to operate that strict 2 meter social distance rule and put into practice all the other government guidelines – things like washing your hands regularly.

Why are pregnant women more at risk?

Dr Zoe: So far, from the evidence that we have, pregnant women are no more likely to get the infection and they’re no more likely to have the serious consequences of Covid-19. However, we know that pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, can affect your immune system and many women can be more vulnerable to getting unwell with viruses.

So, although this doesn’t seem to be the case so far with coronavirus, because we know so little about it, it’s really a case of taking additional precautions.

But the reassuring this is that so far with coronavirus we’re not seeing that pregnant women are more likely to run into the serious consequences.

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Is there a greater risk depending on what stage of pregnancy you’re at?

Dr Zoe: During the third trimester, the interference that pregnancy can have on your immune system is more likely.

But there’s an added note – although pregnant women and young healthy people are very unlikely to get the serious consequences of Covid-19, a small number do, and if a woman is pregnant in the third trimester and she does require ventilation, it can be very difficult and very complicated. So, there are just a couple of reasons why women in the third trimester need to be a little more cautious.

Are newborns particularly vulnerable?

Dr Zoe: So far, the evidence tells us that newborns are not a vulnerable group – they are not more likely to get difficulties with Covid-19. Which is really good news, because obviously with newborns we wrap them up in cotton wool and we protect them from everything, and of course we should still do that, but they are not vulnerable. So, let’s annihilate that anxiety that many new mothers will have.

But it is important to say that everybody wants to come and visit when you have a newborn and at the moment, for a number of reasons, to protect the newborn but also to protect the people visiting and everybody else, unfortunately, no visitors allowed.

Here at Seraphine, we were all proud to take part in Thursday’s applause for the amazing front-line workers at the NHS. We are so grateful for your strength, courage & resilience in these challenging times. We were aslo pleased to spot Sarah-Jane joining in at home in her Seraphine dress!

Disclaimer: The above advice is aimed at healthy women with normal pregnancies. No two pregnancies are the same, so as always, please follow the advice given to you by your own doctors & health care providers.

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