Navigating a pregnancy can come with many challenges, especially during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Social worker, Christine Barr, shares several tips for dealing with the pandemic during the prenatal period.
Advocate for yourself and for your baby
Ask questions and don’t be afraid to ask for education and suggestions
Tell your provider if you need increased support, especially if you are noticing mental health stressors arise.
Mental health stressors are common in any pregnancy. They are especially prominent now during Covid-19
Identify your triggers & have a coping plan in place.
Your triggers may have changed, increased, or decreased due to the pandemic.
Have an open and honest dialogue with your provider, your peers, & your partner.
Let your people know what you need!
Consider your expectations for this time.
What can you do to grow during this time?
Be mindful of what we do and do not control.
Keep this in mind, especially with delivery expectations. Utilize Zoom and other ways to make your birthing experience unique to you.
For more information and other tips, check out Christine Barr’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDRSlzJC2xU
For expectant mothers, this is such an exciting time, but it is also a very strange time for our world. If you need more support, Show Me Hope is here to help you through this time. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/4.
Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
Tri-County Mental Health: 816-468-0400