Looking after your mental wellbeing isn’t just important for you, it is important for your baby too. They might just be a tiny wee thing, but they can pick up on your stress during pregnancy.
It's normal to have some questions or concerns during your pregnancy, particularly at this time. You might also have extra worries during the coronavirus outbreak, like the health of loved ones, your job, or getting sick yourself.
Depression and anxiety is not unusual for soon-to-be mums. It‘s understandable that this might be made worse by the current crisis. So if you are feeling this way, remember that you’re not alone and that there is a lot of support available for you. If you’re worried about how you’re feeling, reach out to your partner or to friends and family for support. Don’t forget, you can always talk to your midwife or GP who will be able to provide expert advice. It is also important to remember that this period will not last forever and that by following the latest advice and guidance on pregnancy you are protecting yourself and your baby.