Pregnant and New Moms
The world doesn’t stop—even when it feels like time is standing still. Many parents and soon-to-be-parents are experiencing stress and anxiety during this pandemic. It’s a scary time to think about having a baby, but many women are doing just that. Here we offer pregnant and new moms and their families information and support specific to the coronavirus. Remember to check in with new moms you know. They need our love and support now more than ever.
In addition to the resources below, our Healthy New Moms campaign works to raise awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and offer support and resources to moms, families, and providers across the state. Go here to learn more about the campaign.
- The Motherhood Center is offering telemental health appointments, webinars, and virtual support groups to help during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Call Postpartum Support International’s warmline (1.800.944.4773) or join one of their weekly online support meetings.
- Take a look at these helpful infographics from the World Health Organization on Pregnancy, Childbirth, breastfeeding and COVID-19.
- Reach out to your OB/GYN or other health care provider if you are experiencing severe depression, anxiety or having suicidal thoughts.
Here is a List of Things to Ask a New Mom in Your Life
- How are you feeling about being a new mom?
- How are you coping with the additional stress of a new baby/babies?
- Are you able to sleep (at night) when the baby is sleeping?
- How is your appetite? Do you have an appetite?
- Have you been feeling sad, down, or depressed?
- Have you been feeling anxious, worried or afraid?
- Do you find yourself crying a lot/all of the time?
- Have you had any thoughts that scared you?