By Guest Contributor, Emily Graham
Pregnancy is difficult enough at the best of times — but during a pandemic — expectant mothers are faced with additional challenges and concerns surrounding the health and safety of themselves and their babies. And if your partner, friend, spouse, or daughter is expecting, she’ll need your love and support as she navigates the remainder of her pregnancy. These 10 resources will help you give her the support she needs!
3 Ways to Offer Support
These three resources will help you to be the supportive friend, spouse, partner, or parent your pregnant loved one needs during this exciting but challenging time in her life.
- Organize a drive-by baby shower for your expectant loved one, or combine the party with a virtual event.
- Help your pregnant loved one with her grocery shopping each week, or have groceries shipped directly to her home with services from Instacart, Walmart Grocery, or Shipt.
- Share these 17 resources with your expectant loved one to help her with everything from tracking the latest coronavirus information, connecting with other parents in a safe online setting, and finding virtual prenatal classes.
Gift Ideas for Moms-to-Be
Help your expectant loved one to prepare for the arrival of her new baby with these great gift ideas.
- Purchase a subscription box to boost your pregnant loved one’s well-being during the pandemic.
- Give your expectant loved one the Lucille Maternity and Nursing Nightgown from Kindred Bravely, a comfortable and pretty lingerie piece for pregnant or postpartum mothers.
- Choose from 29 thoughtful gift options for mothers-to-be, including a baby monitor, pregnancy journal, and foot massager.
These additional resources will help to keep your expectant or postpartum loved one safe and healthy throughout her pregnancy.
- Coronavirus: How to Protect and Prepare Holistically
- What Pregnant Women Should Know About the Coronavirus
- 6 Ways To Help Your Very Pregnant Friend During Quarantine
- 5 Best Meal Kits for New Parents in 2020
If you have a loved one who is pregnant during these times, there are so many ways to support her and ensure that she’s cared for physically, mentally, and emotionally. Whether you help with her grocery shopping or host a drive-by baby shower with friends and family members, your support will mean more to her than you can imagine.
Have any other ideas? Tell us below!
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