30 March 2020

US soccer star Alex Morgan 'immensely stressed' about giving birth without her husband at her side due to coronavirus restrictions

US soccer star Alex Morgan has shared with fans her 'immense anxiety and stress' about giving birth without her husband due to the coronavirus. 

The 30 year-old and former LA Galaxy footballer Servando Carrasco, are expecting their first baby next month. 

But she will have to give birth alone after America put in place measures that women giving birth in hospital must do so without their partners. 

The two-time World Cup champion wrote on Twitter: "No woman should be forced to go through the most intense, life-changing, painful, and beautiful moment of their lives without their partner AND doula if delivering in a hospital. 

"These changes have caused immense unnecessary anxiety and stress for moms to be."

Fans had a mixed response to the Orlando Pride striker's message, with one commenting: "I see your point but we're literally in the middle of a global pandemic. How many lives is that stress and anxiety worth?"

Whilst another said: "I’m so sorry for anyone going through this. Doctors and nurses don’t have enough protective equipment for themselves so I understand them wanting to limit equipment. 

"Also, putting people unnecessarily at risk of getting the virus. Very sad situation."

And another added: "So sorry that this is all happening right now & I hope everything works out for you and your family! sending love."

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