Holly Smith had been planning for a third baby. The coronavirus changed that.
Ms. Smith says she and her husband, already parents of a 4-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, had decided to start trying to conceive again in March. But when the family began holing up at home in San Diego that same month amid the pandemic, the couple started having second thoughts. Ms. Smith says she feels conflicted over the ethics of getting pregnant when hospitals are already stretched thin, and worries about the lack of data on the virus’s effect on pregnant women and unborn children.