COVID-19 impacts on pregnant people and families in California, 2020
This data brief series describes the well-being of Californians who gave birth early in the COVID-19 pandemic using data from the Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) survey. Supplement documents are available for each brief containing resources, technical information about the data, and detailed data tables.
Food Insecurity and Housing Instability Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Food insecurity and housing instability can have negative impacts on maternal physical and mental health and infant health and development. Many California birthing people experienced food insecurity or housing instability after pregnancy early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Income Loss, Job Loss, and Childcare Problems Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic had far-reaching effects on the lives and livelihoods of families, with impacts on employment and disruptions in childcare availability. Around half of California families with infants born in the spring of 2020 experienced financial hardship.
Mental Health During and After Pregnancy Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Experience of anxiety and depression during or after pregnancy and can have negative impacts on maternal and infant health. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 3 birthing people experienced anxiety or depression during or after pregnancy.