It's a strange time.We have been dealing with the corona virus in the Netherlands for some time now and, as current reports lead us to believe, we are far from finished.
This is very difficult for everyone.There are people who have lost family and/or friends to the coronavirus, but many babies are being born again.
So many changes.
Not only are these difficult times, but many young parents also find it lonely.No Gender Reveal parties, no Baby Showers or maternity visits in the first week, while being pregnant or giving birth is something beautiful and should be celebrated.
In addition, childcare will also close, how should you do this if you have more children at home?! Working from home has also become much more common since this year, but how do you combine this with your children sitting at home?
DIt's quite difficult if you also have to teach your children.You are now not only a mother, but also a teacher.
Take good care of yourself
That is why it is very important that you as a (future) mother continue to take good care of yourself! It is very easy to get stressed during these times.We have a number of tips for you:
1.Make sure you take enough moments to really rest.Watch that nice Christmas movie again or go for a walk.
2.Even though it's difficult, try to do fun things that give you positive energy.
3.Do not follow the corona news every day, unfortunately this does not make anyone happy.
4.Give your baby some extra attention.Stroke your belly or talk to your baby, by giving love you produce oxytocin and that calms you both down.
5.Talk to your partner, family or friends about your feelings so that they understand you and you know that you are not alone.It's just really nice to be able to share this.
Let's also stay positive
But, if we are very honest, there are also positive sides to being pregnant and giving birth during corona.Because everyone has to keep a distance of 1.5 meters and we don't actually have physical contact, no one touches your belly unsolicited.
In addition, you can be very picky about who you want to visit for the maternity visit.It is now a lot easier to reject people you would rather not have on a maternity visit.
And just to mention another advantage; because you're at home all day and don't have to leave the house, why would you dress nicely while you can also walk around in your suit.Do we need to say more?!
It's time to make life easier!
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