19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Becoming parents during the pandemic

Italy in 2020 recorded the historical minimum of births since the time of the Unification of Italy (150 years ago), and in 2021 no improvement is expected. In addition to the national economic situation and record youth unemployment (over 33%, against a European average of 12.5%), fear for the pandemic has worsened things in the young people who want to become parents. Living the whole pregnancy with the protective mask is not easy at all, breathing problems combined with fatigue due to pregnancy make the experience very tiring.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Roma, Italy
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Emiliano Pinnizzotto