Emily Graham is from Mighty Moms. I hope you find this helpful.
Do you have a friend, sister, or relative who has been trying to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while pregnant? There’s no denying that pregnant women have dealt with many unexpected challenges during this pandemic. Whether your loved one is looking for helpful parenting resources like Disciplining With Gentle Firmness or guidance as she aims to protect her health (and her baby’s!) during this difficult time, these tips will allow you to give her the support she truly needs.
Has your loved one cancelled celebrations because of the pandemic? You can mark these milestones with virtual events!
- Bring your friend’s baby shower online by planning a virtual shower with her — you can still celebrate while social distancing.
- Has your loved one considered calling off her gender reveal party? Host it over video chat instead!
- If your loved one wants maternity photos, help her stay on the safe side with suggestions for a DIY photo shoot.
Outlining a Birth Plan
Your loved one may be wondering whether or not she should plan for a hospital birth with the ongoing pandemic. These resources can help her decide.
- Is your friend considering a home birth because of the pandemic? Research the pros and cons to see if it’s a smart choice for her.
- Will your friend be heading to the hospital when the big day rolls around? Help her go over the precautions she should take to stay safe.
- Remind your friend that no matter what she decides, her unconditional love for her child is what matters most.
Nothing will cheer up your loved one like a thoughtful gift. Check out these ideas to find the perfect present.
- Put together a basic postpartum gift basket, which you can drop off at the hospital or your loved one’s home.
- Before her due date, give your friend a cozy labor and delivery gown so she can stay comfortable during labor.
- Cook up healthy meals for your loved one, which she can reheat when she’s too tired to cook after the baby arrives.
Pregnancy isn’t always smooth sailing, especially for mothers-to-be who are trying to avoid unnecessary risks during this pandemic. If you have a pregnant woman in your life, now is the time to lend a helping hand. She will definitely appreciate having someone to lean on!
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