No, I will not feel shame for getting pregnant during a pandemic

Stop projecting your doomsday fantasies and victim complexes onto pregnant women.

I got pregnant in the spring of 2020.

Yes, in the midst of social distancing, quarantining, and widespread lockdown, life just couldn’t wait.

I kept telling my partner that I wanted kids, but the one thing I wanted to accomplish before getting pregnant was graduate college. I wanted my degree in hand before I held a baby in my arms.