Tana Brophy, Mateo Brophy

Tana Brophy sits with 3-year-old Mateo Brophy as he hugs her pregnant belly.

Pregnancy and labor can often be an anxious time for expecting families, but especially during a pandemic with lots of unknowns.

Lauren Fontaine Byrd and Tana Brophy are both expecting and due in August — Byrd with her third child and Brophy with her second. Brophy said when the worry of the COVID-19 pandemic picked up in mid-March, it was difficult for her mentally and emotionally to process.

Lauren Fontaine Byrd

Lauren Fontaine Byrd sits with her children, Lila and Jake, as she’s pregnant with her third child.

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