The Duchess of Cambridge has made a sweet gesture to support midwives, expectant mothers and new parents amid coronavirus pandemic. Kate penned a letter of support to all staff at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to thank them for their “crucial” work during these difficult times.
The organization, which Kate is also a patron of, shared a photo of the letter to their Twitter pagposted the letter on Twitter. It reads: “As the Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, I wanted to write to let you know how much I am thinking of you at this challenging time.
“Your longstanding expertise in supporting the delivery of high quality women’s healthcare could not be more crucial now we are in the midst of this global pandemic.
“I know that the advice and resources that you have developed to educate and support both healthcare professionals and the general public about coronavirus infection are of fundamental importance in ensuring that Pregnant women receive the best possible care in the weeks and months to come.
“Through my work around early childhood, I have learnt that our experiences during our earliest years, even while we are still in the womb, shape not only our evolving minds and bodies but all aspects of our development.
“At this particularly anxious time, it is therefore more crucial than ever that we provide the right care for pregnant women and new mothers. Care that supports women’s emotional, as well as physical, health, to ensure that mothers prioritise their own mental wellbeing when they are under so much pressure.”
Pregnancy and children’s earliest stage of life has been one of the key topic Duchess Kate has been focusing on even before the COVID-19.
She has continued her work during the lockdown by speaking with with parents, midwives, and experts to hear about the unique challenges they are currently facing.
Kate’s letter comes shortly after surprised two parents with a video call congratulate them on the birth of their new son.
“Very nice to meet you. This is definitely a first I think,” the Duchess said to parents via a video call to Kingston Hospital. “He is so sweet. Ah, congratulations!
Later, a nurse joined in on the call wearing a mask. She asked the Duchess whether she could tell she was smiling. “With your eyes!” Kate answered.