Dee Cheung and her husband, Ciaran Hussey, who wasn’t allowed into the labour ward during the birth of her second child because of coronavirus emergency measures. However, music, meditation and yoga helped her have a calm labour anyway. Photo: SCMP

Giving birth amid coronavirus emergency – no husband in delivery room, no visitors allowed, so how did mother cope? With music, yoga, and meditation

  • Nine days past her due date, one Hong Kong mum had no choice but to have her baby induced in hospital, and this time without her husband at her side
  • Doing yoga and meditating ahead of the birth, and listening to music during it, helped her stay calm – things that research shows help manage pain and stress
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Dee Cheung and her husband, Ciaran Hussey, who wasn’t allowed into the labour ward during the birth of her second child because of coronavirus emergency measures. However, music, meditation and yoga helped her have a calm labour anyway. Photo: SCMP
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Kylie Knott

Kylie Knott

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.