Feeling a little scared to go outdoors during a surge of COVID-19 cases, especially now that you are pregnant? Finding it difficult to motivate yourself to seek out friends and family and spend time with your community?
Here are some helpful ideas that can boost your confidence to get yourself moving outdoors or indoors and/or find ways to connect virtually with friends and family:
Not only is exercising good for your health (especially when you are pregnant), but it also generally helps to spend time outdoors, even if it’s for just 30-40 minutes. A quick walk around your block or at a nearby park where social-distancing is easy can do wonders for your physical health as well as your mood. There are also many workout regimens designed for pregnant women that are available online for free. This makes it easy for you to get some exercise at home, especially as the high summer temperatures make it tough to be outside.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
Missing getting together with friends and family outside of your own house unit? Plan a virtual get together! A lot of different virtual platforms are available during this time of shelter-in-place and quarantine. Whether it is a simple chat to catch up with family and friends, a happy hour, or even a cookout in your respective kitchens, there are many creative ways to connect with people virtually and create happy memories during these challenging times.
Sign up for one of Birth Choice’s virtual classes.
Did you know that Birth Choice offers virtual classes on pregnancy, parenting, and life-skills three days a week? On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 1pm, you can participate in our virtual classes with other expecting mothers and fathers. It is a great opportunity for you to get involved with a community of people who are experiencing many of the same things as you, all while you gain important knowledge for yourself and your baby! Give us a call at 214-631-2402 to get more information regarding our education program and policies.
If you are having a difficult time navigating all of the changes because of COVID-19, that is okay! Times are unpredictable, and this isn’t easy for anyone. But you don’t have to go through this alone. During times like this, community is key. And Birth Choice is here for you.