As if being a new mom doesn’t already come with a list of reasons to be anxious, adding a worldwide pandemic to that list certainly doesn’t help. The good news is that with some proper steps, some of that burden can be lifted.
Being a new mom can be isolating in and of itself. In a world where a pandemic is raging, that isolation goes even further. So taking care of yourself, as well as you are taking care of your new baby, is important to help alleviate anxiety and prevent symptoms of postpartum depression.
One of the major factors that can lead to postpartum depression is not getting the help day to day that you need. In other words, not having proper help with your new duties, or trying to do everything yourself can worsen how you are feeling.
Yes, there are things that only a mom can do. However, moms who feel that they have strong support systems show less incidences of PPD.
So what is a new mom in this day and age to do? First off, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Anyone who has done it before knows and understands what it is like to be a new mom and will gladly lend an ear for you to talk or a helping hand.
Here are some other things that can help as well:
- Tell people how you are Sometimes just getting the words out will help you start to feel better.
- Enlist a support system (even if that means virtually for now)
- Connect with our healthcare providers for more resources, including these pregnancy support resources
As a new mom it is important to take these steps to help ease COVID related anxiety or any anxiety you may be feeling as a new mom. Things will get better, and we are here to help.
To make a prenatal appointment, tele-health appointment, or to work with one of our midwives, book through our website or call (480) 539-6646.