Pregnancy is a beautiful journey for all women, and all pregnant women want to enjoy this journey without any stress and complications. However, all moms-to-be need to take extra care of themselves and their babies in the current ongoing health crisis. Remember, you have an extra responsibility for the care of your unborn child.
So, have a look at these tips to make your pregnancy safe for you and your baby amidst this pandemic:
- Maintain a routine
Having a routine and sticking to it helps to keep stress at bay. Take a shower, eat healthy and regular meals, drink plenty of water, and get a good night’s sleep. Do not let this pandemic take over your physical health. Remember, proper nutrition for you and your baby is a must.
- Stay connected with others
Since pregnant women are at a higher risk of contracting the COVID-19 infection than the general population, avoiding close contact is highly recommended. However, staying connected with friends, family members, and loved ones can help you combat feelings of loneliness and stress.
- Practice mindfulness and meditation
Taking care of your mental health is one of the best things you can do for yourself as well as your baby. Try to incorporate relaxing activities like meditation and yoga into your routine. Such activities will help reduce your stress and manage your blood pressure.
- Regular online check-ups:
Regular check-ups during pregnancy are very important for your health and that of your baby. To minimise any potential danger, it is necessary that you have your check-up periodically. However, during this hour of crisis, except important pregnancy check-ups, try consulting your doctor online.
- Stay positive, happy and exercise regularly:
The last and the most important advice would be to not get paranoid and overthink. The world is facing a crisis like never before. It is important to have a positive outlook and not ignore yourself and the baby. The key to safe delivery and a healthy baby is a happy and healthy mother. It is, therefore, recommended that you focus on the good things, keep your eyes on the silver lining, celebrate the small joys of life and keep your spirits high. A little bit of physical activity every day can also help a great deal in relieving stress, be it stretching, yoga, or just a few minutes of walking around the house. Avoid stepping outside.
If you are pregnant in this pandemic, don’t worry. You and your baby will be just fine. Take special care of yourself and try to do things that you love. This will help you distract yourself from your fears. You can also write to us on the Instagram handle of Mothercare India to share your pregnancy journey and how you are coping up with your pregnancy during this pandemic. Remember, we are in this together.