Feeling stressed and anxious is normal when you’re expecting a child. However, with the distress brought by the pandemic and the lockdown, you might suffer emotional trauma during your pregnancy.
Understanding Pregnancy and Emotional Trauma During Lockdown
Pregnancy is one of the most joyous experiences in a woman’s life. But a lot of stressors might make the experience challenging to mothers. And with COVID-19 around, the stress just amplified.
Without noticing the symptoms, you might already be experiencing trauma from both the pregnancy and the pandemic. So, make sure to regularly check yourself for the following signs:
- Sudden drop in mood
- Crying for no reason
- Feeling hopeless
- Difficulty in finding positive things about the future
- Thoughts of self-harm
- Frequently losing sleep
- Dramatic change in appetite
Also, keep in mind that there are several circumstances that leave a pregnant woman more vulnerable to emotional trauma during the lockdown, including:
- Divorce or separation from the father of the child
- Death of a loved one
- A loved one contracting the virus
- Losing a job
- Toxic home environment
- Pre-existing medical conditions (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.)
- Delicate pregnancy
If left unaddressed, stress and trauma may lead to pregnancy complications. So, what can you do to protect your child and yourself?
How to Fight Emotional Trauma and Stress During Lockdown
Eating healthy, doing light exercises, and finding mind-stimulating hobbies are some of the most effective ways to heal your mind during the lockdown. However, there are underrated solutions that can give you a different kind of healing.
Find a Doula
Pregnancy, especially for new mothers, can get emotionally overwhelming. So, don’t feel shame in asking for help. To receive specialised help that pregnant women need, find a doula in UK.
A doula provides mental and emotional support for mothers during their pregnancy and even after they give birth. Also, they give educated guidance for new mothers and parents. So, uncertainties won’t disturb you and your family throughout and after the pregnancy.
Join Support Groups
They say no one will understand you better than people who experience the same situation as you. So, try to find support groups for pregnant women who are also struggling during this lockdown. Either through phone or online, having a support group can eliminate loneliness.
However, if you prefer a one-to-one approach in opening up, listening support will be the perfect match for you.
Call Listening Support
Social restrictions have made it difficult for people to get the emotional support they need. Fortunately, listening support is just one call away.
Seeking listening services help pregnant women by:
- Releasing negative emotions
- Reducing anxiety
- Improving emotional resilience
- Seeing problems in a different light
- Relaxing the mind and body
- Eliminating feelings of isolation
Talking for Therapy: 24/7 Listening Support During the Lockdown
Pregnant women dealing with emotional trauma need unconditional support that’s available whenever they need it. So, our advisors are dedicated to providing high-quality active listening support 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
You’re not alone in this struggle.
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