It's indeed quite difficult to survive within closed doors for uncountable days. And it's even more difficult if you have to do that when you're expecting!
Being pregnant during a pandemic is in fact one of the toughest things you can ever face. Especially with such a highly contagious virus on the surface, you can easily become susceptible to several issues other than just physical health.
To make things a bit easier for all the expecting mums out there, today I will be sharing some tips that can further ease the pregnancy journey.
1. Don't Panic
I know it's easier said than done, especially when you are literally growing a life inside you.
Panicking unnecessarily, especially when you know that you're safe within your vicinities, can cause multiple physical and mental health issues. Being pregnant, you're now more prone to depression and anxiety. Adding to that, several health issues can easily add up more to your pregnancy. In such a typical situation, it's important to always keep in mind that panicking would only do harm than good. Stay calm. This too shall pass!
2. Talk About It
Talking to your close ones can actually do wonders. If you're unable to catch up with your close ones during lockdowns, better get in touch with via online or via simple phone call. Tell them how do you feel. Talk about what's actually bothering you the most. Physical or mental problems, you never know how talking or opening up your heart can make you feel better.
This is probably the most difficult parts of being pregnant during a pandemic. Sudden cravings for unusual foods or even simple foods can actually make you go crazy. If possible, get your foods online before. Once delivered, receive the parcel wearing a pair of disposable gloves. Or simply apply an ample amount of hand sanitizer and receive the goodie. Keep it in a safe place away from kids, if you have any. Keep it away for at least three to four days. Wash your hands again with soap. I know it can be a tedious task altogether. But you seriously won't take any risk. I am sure of that!
4. Stay Connected With Your Doctor
Don't wait for your next checkup. Instead, stay connected with your doctor via any online platform. Make sure you are in touch with someone who is readily available for calls or texts anytime. If possible, get in touch only when you feel something really serious. Some of the common issues that can often make you panic are minor spotting, bleeding, slight pain around the lower abdomen and heartburns. These are in fact quite common issues during pregnancy.
5. Avoid Tests
I know you might bash me for this. But during such critical times, I personally believe, it's better to avoid hospitals as much as possible. Until and unless something extremely serious happens, which might include heavy bleeding, too much white discharge and unstoppable and unexpected pain, I would personally suggest to avoid any kind of tests. Remember, during the early days there were no such tests. Yet women did deliver healthy babies at the right time. Trust yourself and stay strong!
So, these were some of my personal tips that I would suggest every expecting mother right now to follow. We are indeed living during extremely hard times. But with certain follow ups we can definitely overcome this. #pandemicpregnancy #covid19 #indianmoms #indianexpatmoms #bbcreatorsclub #bbcreatorspost #bbcreators #bbcreator #pregnancy #pregnancytips #beingpregnant #stayhome #staysafe
Khushboo Chouhan Rebecca Prakash Madhavi Cholera