[ Hyderabad, INDIA ] Sharmila (38), the better half of the photographer, a mother of two and also a working Indian woman, had given birth to a baby girl a couple of days back and was in her most vulnerable state. Here, she is breastfeeding her baby in the nursing home in Hyderabad during the lockdown period due to Covid-19 in June. She had gone through lots of anxiety and depression during this delivery time because of the pandemic.
According to the UN, more than 20 million babies are expected to be born in India from March to December 2020 since Covid-19 has been declared as a pandemic worldwide.
Unicef further warned that pregnant mothers and the babies born during the pandemic are threatened by strained health systems and disruptions in services around the world.