Expectant Chloë Sevigny calls New York ban on partners in the delivery room 'distressing'

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Chloë Sevigny describes being "pregnant in corona time" as "distressing" following a new ban on partners in labor and delivery rooms amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

In response to the coronavirus pandmeic, New York-Presbyterian hospitals have banned all visitors in the delivery room, including spouses, "birthing partners and support persons," according to the hospital's website. 

"We understand that this will be difficult for our patients and their loved ones, but we believe that this is a necessary step to promote the safety of our new mothers and children," New York-Presbyterian added. 

Sevigny called the hospital's latest guidelines "distressing."

"I hope all expecting families are finding some calm," Sevigny, 45, wrote on Instagram Monday. "Today’s news in NY was very distressing for all."

Sevigny and her partner Sinisa Mackovic are expecting their first child in the spring, Sevigny's rep, Amanda Horton, told USA TODAY in an emailed statement in January. 

The actress shared a picture of her growing baby bump along with her message, which attracted many comments from expectant mothers experiencing the same emotions. 

"I hate this," one user commented. "(I'm) due at the end of April with my first and couldn't stop crying at the thought I may have to do this without my partner. He should get this experience too. Hoping for the best."

Sevigny replied, "Sending you love and light."

The United States has reported at least 42,817 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the most after China and Italy, according to USA TODAY's coronavirus map. There have been at least 579 deaths, including 158 in New York alone. 

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/03/23/expectant-chloe-sevigny-ny-delivery-room-partner-ban-distressing/2904651001/

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