We see you navigating your pregnancy and birth during these crazy times.
We see you drastically changing your expectations for what you thought pregnancy was going to be like...how it might have been celebrated with family and friends, where you were planning to give birth, who you envisioned having in the room with you, who would come to visit after your baby arrived.
We see you consuming media coverage and fuelling the anxiety you were already feeling about becoming a mom all while social distancing, self-isolating, or quarantining and worrying about your family, friends, and loved ones.
We see you doing late night Google searches for information and for other ways to learn what you need to know, do, and buy to welcome your baby because babies are born when they’re born regardless of what’s going on in the outside world.
We see you grieving for what this experience of being a mom was “supposed to be like” and and wondering why others don’t seem to agree to label it grief, though it certainly is…and we are grieving with you.
We acknowledge ALL those big emotions…
We acknowledge all of this because we know how many emotions our clients feel when they find out they are expecting and turn to us for support.
We see you trying to pivot and enjoy the extra time at home, to do one thing each day for self care, to put a positive spin on these circumstances (because we’re right there with you doing just that too). We also know you’re feeling the pressure to “do more” with the time you have but just can’t seem to find the extra energy.
The world is changing. Your expectations of your pregnancy and birth are having to change along with it...
You don’t feel like you have control over your decisions and there are so many outside pressures. You want to make the right decisions for you and your baby but there is just so much information and you don’t know where to turn.
Chances are you had a vision for what being a mom should look like that you feel like you can’t do anymore. You also had visions of the support of family and friends. We know you feel scared.
But here’s what we else know for sure...