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Coronavirus Is Forcing Pregnant Women to Make Tough Choices

Melissa Roberts had just been told she was on the cusp of going into labor when she received the news: Her husband, Brian, wouldn’t be allowed in the delivery room.

Their New Jersey hospital, like others across the country, had launched a no-visitors policy designed to protect patients and staff from the new coronavirus. It set off a frantic day last week for the Robertses. They called several hospitals to find one that would take a last-minute patient and allow Mr. Roberts to accompany her.