I am due in October and fell pregnant not long after the news broke about coronavirus. I wanted this baby for so long and had been trying for about three years, so when it did happen I wanted to feel excitement and pure joy. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, of course I was happy and felt so grateful I could finally fall pregnant, but I was so worried what this pandemic would mean for me and my unborn child.
I haven’t been together with my boyfriend for very long, the pressures of trying to conceive with my previous partner got the better of us and we split. I wasn’t very careful with protection with my new partner because part of me thought I couldn’t get pregnant anyway and the other part of me thought I would be made up to be pregnant…
Luckily my boyfriend is over the moon as we are both 30 years old without kids so we felt that the clock was ticking for us.
My experience being pregnant during this pandemic has been very lonely, I wasn’t able to see my mum and my sister who are my rocks and I couldn’t even see my boyfriend because we wasn’t living together.
I have suffered severe sickness throughout my pregnancy so I spent many days just crying at home feeling awful and alone.
The fact I had to have my scans at the hospital was very heartbreaking too as I had waited so long for this moment and I had to experience it alone. My boyfriend is only allowed to see the baby once it’s born and then has to leave straight away! Even talking about this is giving me pure anxiety, as if giving birth isn’t daunting enough.
I don’t want to sound like I am wallowing in self pity but it really has been hard for me but all I wish for is a healthy baby at the end of all this and that this Corona goes away!!!
I would love to hear other mum’s stories who have been pregnant during this pandemic. How was the birth? Was you allowed your partner in the room and at your hospital checks?