How are you handling being pregnant during the pandemic?

I am considering having another baby, but I’m concerned about being pregnant during a pandemic. How are you pregnant mommas coping during these stressful times?

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To be honest. It’s seemed longer than my other pregnancy and Im down to a few weeks. More stressful for sure

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Its seems super long. Like I’ve been pregnant for a year. It sucks going to my appts alone as my doc doesn’t allow extra people only the patient. I’m locked down with my kids 24/7. Never get a break since there is nothing to do. Hoping this passes so my husband can be with me when I go into labor. The good thing is I’m home and can work from home so I will spend more time with the baby then going back to work after 6 weeks.

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Its hard, with alot of sad moments, daddy missing the heartbeat, and ultrasounds… it gets lonely too. This was suppose to be just a pre deployment baby but then covid happened. Now we are entering code red no one will see new baby for a while…

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To me it doesn’t feel any different except for delivery planning. Obviously this time around I won’t be having visitors at the hospital but it actually sounds more relaxing to just have that time for myself and husband and new baby. My doctor has let me video my appointments and do FaceTime during ultrasounds.

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I delivered end of September. So we literally found out we were pregnant right after he left for deployment and bam Covid happened. It was stressful because I had to arrange sitters for my two older children cause school was out and he couldn’t attend any of the appointments once he was home but the labor and delivery part were easy. Even though I delivered 30 minutes after arriving and couldn’t get an epidural… it all worked out. You have no added stress of visitors coming and going out of the room. And when you get home you can use covid as an excuse to not have people randomly stopping by and wanting to germ up your baby. At of all three of my deliveries he was the easiest.

I had my girl Sept 5th induced 3 weeks early had to do all scans alone and appointments felt a bit lonely and still he couldn’t come till i was in delivery and had to leave wen I went to the ward but she is our 3rd child so it’s not like I haven’t done it before a little lonely but we got thru it!

I try not to think about it… i just work and stay home. Im also immunocompromised as well so that adds to my anxiety. One of the hardest part is my husband not coming to any appointments or seeing the ultrasound , this is our first so its a huge chapter for us and hes missing a big piece. Im due in April so i am hoping things settle down a bit more before then.

I had my baby at the end of august so we were stuck at home most of the pregnancy. It was nice having that as an excuse when I didn’t feel like going anywhere but kind of sucked when I wanted to go out (I get really restless sometimes and like to just get out. Go for long drives, walk around stores, etc) I actually loved the delivery part. No visitors, just me and hubby.

It’s very very isolating

I liked it. No strangers were touching my bump or giving me unsolicited advice. Now I don’t feel guilty staying home all the time with my baby and my hubby. We were also able to have lots of alone time before the munchkin arrived in Aug.

I’m due on Christmas day with my second and too be honest it hasn’t been stressful at all!! I’m in the ACT where we have no cases or restrictions now, this pregnancy feels like it’s gone way too fast :rofl:

I’m doing pretty great just the fact that i can’t workout at my local gym. Working out at home is impossible as I always end up in bed and passing out. I’m just more worried about the hospital part and the change as I had my son 5 years ago and how with covid I’m not looking forward to masks and whatever else Might be in store

I would not purposely get pregnant during a pandemic. I have to worry more about catching covid while pregnant and also my husband isnt allowed in any appointments or ultrasounds. And if it’s still bad when baby is born… :weary:

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Wait till covid is over

They won’t give the vaccine to a pregnant women.

I joined a local support group with other pregnant mamas that keeps me informed of up to date policies and experiences of the different hospitals in the area. I’ve been careful and don’t go out as often as I used to. My quality of care hasn’t been impacted by the pandemic.

Honestly i tried seeing a dr for 4 months after i found out i was pregnant im due in 3 weeks and it was rough they gave me 1 ultra sound i havent seen the same dr more the once and all they do rn is listen for heart beat and messure your belly thats it. There in no rush to see you or have you see your baby only so the gender ultra sound. My last pregnacy was a bad one and even still didnt wanna see me till 20 weeks. Dont get pregnant during the pandemic on purpose sp stressful…

I was pregnant. Gave birth in August. I have two teenagers as well and it definitely was very very very different and still is with a baby at home now. I wouldn’t purposely get pregnant during the pandemic :frowning:

I’m due in February and I’m doing just fine. I take my precautions. I’m not a huge people person so I don’t often have company. I get out by working with my husband (landscape/snow removal) and my kids do swim lessons and bowling once a week. I go grocery shopping with husband and touch as little as possible. I wash my hands often since I don’t use hand sanitizer due to being pregnant and breastfeeding. I havent changed much of my life style except washing hands more often. I don’t see a problem with being pregnant. I find no extra added stress due to the pandemic. My husband is allowed in ultrasounds and to doctors appointments, only minors are not allowed.

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I think it’s great. You don’t have to be around as many people. No one is wanting to touch your belly. You have an easy excuse for no visitors after the baby is here. As long as you don’t have any need to travel then you should be fine.

I’m 32 weeks and it’s been hard not being allowed to have anyone come to appointments or ultrasounds with me. My husband is upset that he is missing out. But my midwives have been fantastic. I had phone appointments at the beginning and now I am having clinic visits every 2 weeks and then will switch to every week. I am also having a home birth just like with my last one.

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Honestly in comparison to having my first before all this to being pregnant with my second now, I would say theres some positives and negatives. Depending on your preferences. Positives-Less people after giving birth. Just you and your spouse. Which saves on overall stress and unnecessary drama that could occur. Also even though most appointments he cant be there for, with my hospital and care system, my husband has now been allowed to attend ultrasounds and regular appointments, just have to wear masks and get temp. Checked. No big deal. Negatives- It is kind of stressful to think of the newborn possibly being infected, but that is natural to be afraid of. Just keep them separate from people and wash your hands/no kissing. I didnt kiss with my first either. Just for overall health reasons. But yeah… other than that, I say it’s no big deal if you chose now or not to get pregnant. It just depends on your care system, how they operate, and your own feelings behind the situation.

I’m due in March I’m finding it hard especially as the other half is not allowed to any hospital appointments with me except for the general 12 and 20 weeks scans it can be nerve wracking at times and hates attending appointments on my own

I was pregnant from January to October and honestly didn’t mind because there’s not a whole lot to do while pregnant anyway. So it worked out. With that being said, I’m not in any hurry to have any more till this is over with.

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No one can come with me to my appointments so that sucks but other than that it’s not a huge deal I guess

I’m 31 weeks pregnant tomorrow. Everything is normal here for my drs office. I know lots of places won’t let you have a support partner & they make you test for covid before having baby. But my OB office and hospital does not.

I definitely wouldn’t be getting pregnant right about now or anytime in the last like 10 months lol we plan to have more kids and I wanted them close together (daughter is 14 months old) but we will be waiting til this bullshit is over


The only stressful thing for us is my husband isn’t allowed back with me at our dr apps,but other than that everything’s great.

They started letting my fiancé into the appointments after the first 8 week appointment. I’m 28 weeks now & everything is normal for me, except obviously we wear masks to the store (or anywhere) and it’s sometimes too hot for all that since I’m all big and round :joy: however the hospital rules here say I can only have 1 person with me & I’m bummed my mom won’t be able to come.

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I gave birth at the end of May and had a few extra hospital visits and ultrasounds then normal and wasn’t allowed anyone with me. Thus was my 3rd pregnancy so I was fine with going on my own. The only thing I struggled with was my son being in the NICU for 2.5 weeks after he was born and my other 2 kids not being able to meet him til I bought him home

I was pregnant from October 2019 to July 2020 & I would never get pregnant again during a pandemic. It’s so stressful & irritating. I would wait if I were you. Just honest friendly advice. :upside_down_face:


I’ve been pregnant this whole time. I’m having my baby in a week and it’s really not that bad. I have to go to appointments alone and only my husband can be at the hospital but he didn’t get to come to many appointments with our first baby either due to work and they still let him come to the ultrasound appointments.

I had a baby in May and it really wasn’t that bad, I’m Currently pregnant again and still not bad, wear masks , I use hand sanitizer before/after I touch anything in the offices, I went to most of my appointments alone anyways so others not being able to wasn’t an issue for me, I was allowed one support person, it’s really about how you make it. My doctors also listened to every concern I had, if we had a zoom appointment and I mentioned anything I was worried about they’d have me come in the same day and it was addressed. I personally don’t find it differently than any other pregnancy.

I wouldn’t plan to bring a baby into the middle of a pandemic but


I had my little girl back in april when covid was crazy and everything went good … the hospital are different than when I had my first but they sent me home early baby and me were good they try to get you out in a day or so so the baby and you arent exposed to anything … just remember to wash your hands and stay away from sick people … I’m not sure how it is now but everything worked out for me

Wouldnt want to especially if they force the vaccine lol

I loved being pregnant during the pandemic. My son is now 2 months old and I was dreading being pregnant during the summer. Missing all the bars and partying, but everything was shut down so bars and clubs and parties were cancelled, so I didnt miss out on anything

Having my son in 2 weeks and the only part that has sucked is that my husband was only allowed to one ultrasound appointment :pensive: other than that it hasn’t been bad. I know I’m only allowed one person at the hospital so it sucks my family wont get to come see him since we will be there for a few days due to me having a csection.

Sure wouldnt get pregnant during a pandemic i mean why?

I don’t mind. I’m not missing out on anything by being exhausted and pregnant since there’s nothing to do and no social events anyway. My husband can come to ultrasounds but no appointments, which I also don’t mind, nothing happens there anyway. I also don’t mind that we can’t have visitors at the hospital. With my daughter we had too many and I felt like I needed time with my baby, to work on breastfeeding and sleep. The only thing I’m worried about is having visitors or family over during a pandemic with a newborn. And I worry about being lonely due to the lack of mom groups and visitors.

I have to go to every appointment alone. Every ultrasound alone and in some hospitals in my city its only you and your labour and delivery team in the delivery room. It’s sad. I’m not going to have a baby shower because I dont want me or anyone else to get sick. I dont leave the house because I dont want to get sick. It’s sad and lonely and theres nothing I can do about it. I’m not coping with the stress and I cry to my partner all the time.


I just gave birth 10/10.

My husband was allowed everywhere up until May. Then he was allowed again in September, so was our daughter.

For the birth, husband, a doula and a support person were allowed. We opted for just him and I since my parents were gonna stay with our seven year old.
No visitors which was great! I doubt someone would have risked visiting though but who knows.

No gas since COVID is airborne :tired_face:

Other than having no baby shower (but I did receive gifts) it wasn’t bad at all. Sure I wanted to go places and do stuff but I was happy at home, not stressing or worried about looking like a cow lol

I was pregnant from January to October as well. Halfway through they let me have my husband come to appts and ultrasound with me. No one could visit us in the hospital except my husband and we have a 3 year old as well so that was probably the hardest part. As far as worrying about Covid I didnt really see a difference between myself and most other people in our community. Just be smart and careful.

We had our baby mid July. My husband and daughter went to only one ultrasound with me before the restrictions. I was alone at all my appointments after. I was allowed only one support person in delivery :cry: The bright side, the hospital doesn’t want you there longer than you have to so we were discharged right at 24hrs. I got to stay home on maternity leave while businesses started opening back up. But if I could choose, I would’ve waited until it was over.

It’s not as bad as people think honestly. I’m currently 24 weeks and due with baby #2 in March. I go to all my appt alone because my husband has to watch our daughter. Only sucky part is that my daughter won’t be able to visit her sister in the hospital when she’s born! I’m okay for not having any visitors because of people having too many germs and some just don’t know how to keep their faces off a newborn!

I’m currently 32 weeks, due to have a section on the 4th Jan. my fiancé has not been allowed to any appointments at all, he’s allowed to come to the delivery once I am prepped for theatre and stay with me in recovery, however he is not allowed to come onto the ward at all other than to collect us a day or so later. Meaning he will only have 2-3 hrs with us. If this was my first I think I would be sad and scared for sure. We have a 3 year old at home. For me personally the pandemic although awful if I have to take positives from it, it has definitely made me rest more, be more organised and realise there are worse things that could happen. My fiancé will be well rested for when we come home meaning I can get some extra Sleep, I wouldn’t want my toddler to come to the hospital anyway as I hate them. She will be excitedly waiting for us at home. You have to find the positives in any situation. If you want that baby don’t let the current world make you wait. Go for it xx

I was pregnant from nov.2019 to June 2020 and I was terrified of getting sick, but as long as you follow the guidelines and don’t do anything too extreme you should be fine. I had a perfectly healthy baby girl

I was pregnant from December 2019 - September 2020. 1 out of 10 stars don’t recommend lol. I will add that I had a couple of complications along the way that were made worse bc of us being in a pandemic. No one was allowed in ANY appointments.

I was pregnant till Oct.29. A few weeks before my due date. It honestly wasn’t bad you have limitations with pregnancy in itself already just the appointments alone but during the recovery process after birth our hospital luckily let our partner stay so that was very nice.