The COVID-19 pandemic has led to vast changes in how healthcare is delivered. This has left many pregnant patients uncertain of how their care through pregnancy and delivery will be affected. Becky Taylor speaks to Emma Watson, who is currently nearing the end of her pregnancy, about pregnancy and COVID-19 to answer some common questions and concerns.
Summary Writer: Lucy Coles
Script Writer: Becky Taylor and Emma Watson
Editor: Becky Taylor
Interviewer: Emma Watson
Interviewee: Becky Taylor
Emma Watson has worked as the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for 6 years. She has a Master of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Biotechnology from the University of Newcastle. She is particularly interested in infectious diseases and infection control and is passionate about the appropriate use of antimicrobials in all aspects of medicine.
Emma enjoys travelling, swimming and dragon boating and prior to falling pregnant was starting to get into running.
She recently started maternity leave and is excitedly awaiting the birth of her first child who is due this month.
Dr Becky Taylor is a 5th year Obstetrics & Gynecology trainee. Originally hailing from the UK, she trained at the University of Edinburgh where she also completed her internship and residency, before moving to Australia. Becky undertook her basic Obstetrics & Gynecology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and was working in the Solomon Islands before COVID-19 forced her to return home.
When she’s not knee-deep in amniotic fluid she is a keen swimmer and free diver, a terrible cook and married to an anaesthetist she met at a Cat One Caesarean.
With Dr Becky Taylor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Registrar, and Emma Watson, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Pregnancy is a time of immense anticipation and excitement, and involves frequent interaction with the health system. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to vast changes in how healthcare is delivered, leaving many pregnant patients uncertain of how their care through pregnancy and delivery will be affected. Becky speaks to Emma Watson, who is currently nearing the end of her pregnancy, to answer some common questions and concerns.
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