Are you pregnant, planning pregnancy or already a mum to an adorable baby, then Congratulations!
Pregnancy is a joyous time but can bring a big change in your life, every pregnancy experience is unique and a special time.
It is important to care about your health during pregnancy as healthy mum leads to a healthy bub. It is important to have a balanced diet, maintain moderate exercise make sure you are not doing any extraneous physical activity that leads you catching your breath. Your care does not include care only in pregnancy but also before, during birth and post natal meaning after birth care for mum and the baby.
According to evidence, there is a very small risk of COVID-19 to you and you’re baby, so the best ways to care for yourself and your baby during the pandemic is to keep looking after yourself.
- rest, eat healthy food and get some physical activity
- stay connected with others
- maintain good hand washing and hygiene
- follow physical distancing guidelines
- Keep up with your antenatal appointments.
There many services available for women who are planning, already pregnant, post pregnancy or for unplanned pregnancy to help you transition into next stage of your life. It doesn’t matter if you are just feeling overwhelmed, inexperienced, want to discuss all your options or suffered a loss at any stage of pregnancy- just reach out. These services are professional and confidential and support you with your decisions, such as
- Pregnancy, Birth and Baby (1800 882 436)
- Pregnancy Help Australia (1300 139 313)
Call your community child health center or just your GP as they are there to help you and answer all your questions.
By Shazma Rafiq, RN