Carissa Helmer and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for five or six months by early April, when COVID-19 started to spike in the Washington, D.C., area where they live. Maybe, they mused, they should stop trying to conceive for a few months.
But then a pregnancy test came back positive.
"We were, like, 'Oh well — I guess it's too late for that!' " Helmer says, laughing.