Worrying about a global pandemic while pregnant

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SALT LAKE CITY — On the day the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus was officially a pandemic, Layne Borgersen, 25, discovered she was pregnant. Usually, Borgersen would have waited a little while longer before telling friends and family (she’s in her first trimester) but she felt everyone needed to hear some positive news.

She’s still early enough in her pregnancy not to require regular doctors visits, and she isn’t worried about the prospect of delivering quite yet.

Borgersen and her husband, Brent, who live in Lehi, Utah, are taking extra precautions though: she is limiting her time out, and as soon as he gets home he showers and throws all his clothes in the washing machine.

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