The migrant mothers raising their babies alone amid Australia’s lockdowns

Excerpted from SBS News
Article by Abby Dinham
Published 18 October 2021

Migrant mothers impacted

Ninety per cent of migrant and refugee women have reported experiencing moderate to severe impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dr Adele Murdolo from the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health says international travel restrictions have forced many new mothers to go it alone.

“They would normally have family members like sisters or mums who would come and help with the baby after the baby is born, or they would be able to join mother’s groups.

“So with those two forms of support removed it’s been a really difficult time for migrant mums.”

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