Being Pregnant During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The year 2020 has been a year of celebration for me as I welcomed a new life into this world. We were under lockdown for a long period of time due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which is still not over yet, but I had a positive phase while pregnant.

My pregnancy period was a pleasure for me. With my story, I want to inspire all expecting mothers to keep up the positive spirit in them during the tough time as if you are pregnant in 2020 you have something great to look forward to in this year where for others there is just hope.

Here are some things that you can do to stay positive and hopeful while pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. Read books – If you enjoy reading, read books or novels that can help you relax. If your interests involve other activities like knitting, painting, drawing, sketching, etc., you can take up that too. What you need to keep in mind is that you need to engage yourself in activities that give you pleasure and help you stay focused and positive.

2. Avoid stress – Stay peaceful and avoid stress. Peace is a state of mind, so try and do things that keep your mind cool. Mood swings might make it difficult for you to stay calm and relaxed, but you have to try. Also, make your peace with the COVID-19 conditions. Take the necessary precautions and you should be fine.

3. Try new recipes – If you love to cook, you can try out healthy and nutritious recipes. Cooking will help you relax as well.

4. Be Patient – Do not lose hope. Spend your time wisely, engage yourself in activities that make you happy, and do not worry unnecessarily. If things go as planned, do not worry. Relax and be patient.

Being indoors helped me a lot while pregnant: I got a chance to work from home, which gave me enough time to rest and be comfortable. I had home-cooked food which helped me stay fit during pregnancy. I didn’t go to parlour and didn’t travel at all, which prevented me from being exposed to pollution and harmful chemicals in the air. Since maids were not allowed, I tried to do as much work as possible, which helped me stay active and mobile while pregnant. All this helped me going.

This was about my experience of being pregnant during the novel coronavirus pandemic. I delivered a baby boy on June 10th. I had hoped for a baby boy and got one. We named him Palash and he turned 4 months old today.

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