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  • 10 Words You Need To Hear Right Now If You Are Pregnant

    Pandemic or no pandemic, being pregnant and having a baby is a blessing.
    by Rachel Perez .
10 Words You Need To Hear Right Now If You Are Pregnant
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  • It’s not easy to be pregnant during the pandemic. Many couples who want to try for a baby are delaying their plans. Others who have been trying for years are concerned about the level of care they’ll be receiving due to the restrictions.

    But every pregnancy is a blessing, whether it's planned or unexpected. In fact, many couples who have been having a hard time conceiving find themselves with a positive pregnancy test result.

    The words you need to hear when you're pregnant durng the pandemic

    One mom in our Smart Parenting Village Facebook page asked for reassuring, calming, and motivating messages for women who are pregnant during the pandemic. Sure, you can argue that it's easy to just tell someone else to just relax and not to stress, but these words come from fellow preggos or women who have just given birth this year. They're going through it, or been there and done that! 

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    Cry if you need to cry

    “Challenging times right now, but we especially us moms need to help and strengthen ourselves for our baby and family. Do something to occupy your mind and be busy. When you sometimes feel that you want to cry, cry as it will help you loosen up and release any emotions.Mommy Tina, mom of two and 27 weeks pregnant

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    Take it one day at a time

    “Take it one day at a time, always thinking this shall pass. I don’t want to overthink. I just want to survive until delivery day na healthy ako and baby.” Mommy Lotie, 39 weeks pregnant and lost her mom when she was 36 weeks pregnant

    My faith keeps me going

    “My thought is, every day is a blessing. Problems will always be there, problems are never gone, so try to find the good things in everything. My faith keeps me going. God is bigger than anything. He is beyond good, He has everything under control, and that, gives me hope, gives me a reason to live every day grateful no matter how hard life is.” Mommy Karen, 11 weeks pregnant

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    Vent and release your fears

    “I was scheduled for CS pero nag-labor nang maaga. Ang daming pumasok sa isip ko pero hindi ko dinibdib lalo ang pandemic, lahat ng thoughts and anxieties sinasabi ko kay hubby, nakatulong para lumakas loob ko. He supported me all the way. Trust and pray. God bless.” — Mommy Ronna gave birth via CS last May 

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    Trust your OB and always pray

    “Naka-mindset ko na ang sarili ko na from ER until OR ako lang, no hubby kasi not allowed. Think positive thoughts lang, trust your OB and always pray. It’s supposed to be a happy day kasi lalabas na si baby to meet you and your family.” Mommy Mavi gave birth via CS in July 

    Let go of the things you don’t have control of

    “Do whatever you can to have a healthy pregnancy. Prepare everything you need for childbirth before hand. Let go of the things you don’t have control of. There’s no use worrying about things you cannot change. That’s where God steps in. Have faith.” — Mommy Alex, 22 weeks pregnant

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    Stay positive

    “I kept being optimistic. I kid you not, it was difficult because a lot of things were going through my mind and I didn’t know how to process it. Just trust your doctor, and of course believe in a higher being. Stay positive and try to see the good things out of this. You will do a great job, Momma!” Mommy Lian gave birth in April

    Believe in yourself na you’re doing great

    “It’s important to be prepared and don’t panic. Surround yourself with people you’re comfortable to be with who can support you in your pregnancy. Surround yourself din with positivity kahit mahirap. Read a book, listen to music, watch anything fun. It’s okay to take breaks from social media use. Take care of yourself, have someone help you out. 

    "Believe in yourself na you’re doing great. Carrying a baby pa lang in your tummy, you’re already doing a great job at that. Relax ka lang mommy” — Mommy Cyrille gave birth in March during enhanced community quarantine

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