How to Deal With Pregnancy During a Pandemic

The past year has been a very unusual, and sometimes quite scary time, for everyone around the globe, and it has been especially difficult because there is no pause button for the other parts of our lives while we wait out this uncertainty. That feels especially true for expecting mothers and new parents who are already anxious about welcoming a new life into the world, even without a pandemic to worry about too. At Doylestown Women's Health Center, we are committed to helping new mothers in and around Doylestown, PA, have a happy and healthy pregnancy no matter what hurdles they face, even global ones. Here are our tips for experiencing your pregnancy safely in these unprecedented times.

Take Care of Yourself

The most important thing is to take care of yourself. Resting, practicing self-care, taking time for yourself, and asking for help when you need it are important for relieving stress, and keeping you and your baby physically healthier. Remember that you are creating a human being, and that is a feat, especially with the outside stressors to health and finances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever to take care of your mental health.

Prepare for Baby's Arrival

With remote jobs and stay-at-home orders, there is a lot more time for ‘nesting,” or preparing your home for baby's arrival. Get excited by prepping the nursery, making an online registry, and ordering gifts and supplies for your baby, that way, when he or she arrives you'll be totally prepared!

 See Your Doctor for Prenatal Visits

Many doctor's offices have implemented extensive precautionary measures, to ensure the health and safety of patients who come for treatment. The pandemic might prevent you from going to a football game or a party, but it doesn't need to stop you from seeing your doctor for all of the recommended prenatal visits, to check on the progress of your pregnancy. Doylestown Women's Health Center offers trusted care to women in and around Doylestown, PA, and we have COVID-19 safety measures in place. Expecting mothers can read about our obstetric services, contact us, or join the Stork Club for more information and pregnancy 101. We can't wait to meet and assist you on this incredible journey!