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Covid 19 and Pregnancy

  • 16-03-2020 7:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 40 Ardgorm


    Boris has added pregnant women to the at risk category.

    Although it's scary I think it's a wise move as no one can know for sure how this virus effects pregnancy in the 1st and 2nd trimesters, and the 3rd trimester data is limited.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Sprites


    https://rise.articulate.com/share/j_A9M2VrxvdeZgDiCbBTEw0lCvNoeTMX#/

    Informative presentation here from the National Maternity Hospital


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,728 ✭✭✭ Millem


    I didn’t realise a pregnant woman in Ireland tested positive for the coronavirus and gave birth in Holles Street.
    https://m.independent.ie/world-news/coronavirus/q-and-a-pregnancy-babies-and-coronavirus-what-expectant-and-new-mothers-must-look-out-for-during-crisis-39059983.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 Vaquita


    Anyone else feeling so lonely and isolated during this whole thing?
    I'm pregnant with first baby and had such lovely dreams of wearing gorge maternity clothes, going to antenatal classes, making new friends with other ladies due at same time, shopping with friends even some pampering. Baby showers, sharing milestones with my colleagues.

    I have been working from home now for 2 months. Wearing sweats, watching my bump grow but no one else has seen it in person. No antenatal classes or groups, no socialising or shopping trips for baby things. The only person I have seen in 2 months is my husband who is working from home too.

    I know t sounds so trivial and I know how lucky I am to have a wonderful caring husband and support network, a job and a healthy baby but this is certainly not how I imagined my pregnancy. Anyone else feeling the same?


  • Registered Users Posts: 929 ✭✭✭ Shelli2


    I'm just nearly 9 weeks and it's very scary.
    For me the worst part will be going for appointments and scans without my OH. I just can't imagine him not being there for those important moments. My appointment letters say to come alone, I'm praying things change by my first appointment on May 25th.

    I'm working from home, but he's frontline support, so I'm alone all day, and he's so tired coming home and doesn't realise how lonely I am. We talk about it of course, but I'm definitely starting to go a bit stir crazy.
    I haven't been in the office since 28th Feb.

    Now today he's showing symptoms and is self isolating in the spare room, he as a test appointment tomorrow morning.

    It certainly is a very scary time indeed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ thefasteriwalk


    Shelli2 wrote: »
    I'm just nearly 9 weeks and it's very scary.
    For me the worst part will be going for appointments and scans without my OH. I just can't imagine him not being there for those important moments. My appointment letters say to come alone, I'm praying things change by my first appointment on May 25th.

    I'm working from home, but he's frontline support, so I'm alone all day, and he's so tired coming home and doesn't realise how lonely I am. We talk about it of course, but I'm definitely starting to go a bit stir crazy.
    I haven't been in the office since 28th Feb.

    Now today he's showing symptoms and is self isolating in the spare room, he as a test appointment tomorrow morning.

    It certainly is a very scary time indeed.

    Oh Shelli, I’m so sorry. I hope that you get the test results ASAP and that he gets the all clear. That’s such a lot of stress as well as spending so much time alone. Feel free to PM at any stage for a chat.

    I’m a first timer and have my first scan on May 25 too. Mine says that I can bring one person, but that may be an oversight, I’m not sure. I really hope I can because he would be devastated to be left out and I’m experiencing a lot of anxiety with the intensity and uncertainty of everything.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 929 ✭✭✭ Shelli2


    Oh Shelli, I’m so sorry. I hope that you get the test results ASAP and that he gets the all clear. That’s such a lot of stress as well as spending so much time alone. Feel free to PM at any stage for a chat.

    I’m a first timer and have my first scan on May 25 too. Mine says that I can bring one person, but that may be an oversight, I’m not sure. I really hope I can because he would be devastated to be left out and I’m experiencing a lot of anxiety with the intensity and uncertainty of everything.

    I have a 13 year old, and while he's a total sweetheart and looks after me brilliantly, he's a typical teen and spends 99% of his time in his room online gaming.

    I've been out to get groceries a handful of times, but I'm fairly nervous because of being pregnant.

    My partner will come with me to the hospital on the day, assuming he has the all clear and negative testing by then, if he's turned away we won't argue but definitely going to try.

    I guess we just have to focus on the positives... being able to pop for a nap whenever needed, wearing comfortable clothes, going braless when tender, not having to run to the other side of the office building to pee every 5 minutes and not having to wear make up on already bad hormonal acne. 🙂

    And of course, the beautiful baby that's coming at the end of the year. ❤️


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,454 ✭✭✭ Beanybabog


    Sorry to hear that Shelli. I really hope it’s negative but if it’s positive I’m sure he’ll be ok. Regarding bringing him, I’ve already been told in correspondence no partners. They may let him if you bring him, I think some weight will have to be given to women’s mental health at this stage and some women need the support at the appointments for various reasons. I’m on my third baby in a row so I’m well used to going alone and it doesn’t bother me at all, but when I read about one midlands hospital banning birth partners against WHO advice and I was horrified, so I understand the need to have support. I’ll had a section on number two so I imagine I’ll have a choice between a VBAC and section and given my own two experiences if I discovered that partners weren’t allowed at that stage I’d go for the elective section which is wrong- I may well choose it anyway, but I don’t want it to be a choice made from fear of being alone


  • Registered Users Posts: 577 ✭✭✭ cant26


    Same as you beanybabog, on number three so don’t mind going alone to appointments. Had really hoped my husband would be able to attend the anatomy scan at 21 weeks which for me is the 2 of July.
    Was just onto my consultants secretary to confirm my appointment and asked if she thought my husband would be able to attend considering it’s not for another 8 weeks and said highly unlikely :(
    Would have loved the support for that appointment but doesn’t look likely.


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