Becoming a Mother During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Time of Resilience and Reflection
Kicking off the College of Nursing and Public Health’s Nurses Week, join assistant professor and chair of the Department of Nursing Specialties, Karen Mancini, PhD ’16 as she presents her research.
Giving birth during a pandemic is a phenomenon that has not been experienced in the last 100 years. The psychological effects on new mothers related to the COVID-19 pandemic are not yet well-known. The purpose of this research was to explore the lived experience of women who were pregnant and gave birth during the Covid-19 pandemic. A descriptive phenomenological study using Colaizzi’s method of data analysis examined the lived experience of ten mothers who gave birth during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
About the Presenter
Karen Mancini, PhD ’16, has been a faculty member at Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health since 2012. She is an Assistant professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing Specialties. She teaches Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Nursing Care of Children at the CNPH. Her research focuses on Maternal and Child Health. Dr. Mancini’s previous research examined the lived experience of perinatal nurses who care for patients during Hurricane Sandy. Her current research examined the phenomenon of ‘Becoming a Mother During the Covid-19 Pandemic’.