My pregnancy experience in this time of the pandemic
My pregnancy experience in this time of the pandemic
The day I found out that I am pregnant was the end of March 27, 2020. That day I planned to go to the market to restock on our essentials and volunteered in our household that I will be the only one going in and out of the house for errands during the enhanced community quarantine since I got my quarantine pass and also everyone agreed since I am a nurse and more skilled to prevent the spread of the virus from the transmission to family members.
That morning I wasn’t feeling well, I feel like vomiting, has cold sweat and a little bit dizzy but I suck it in since everyone is relying on me. I tie my hair up like a bun styled, wear my mask, eyeglasses, dry-fit long sleeves and leggings then went to the market then after I bought everything on the list, I went straight to the drugstore and buy 3 packs of the pregnancy test. When I got back home I put all the veggies and essentials to a table at the dirty kitchen outside then wash hands before touching the entrance door then went to take a bath right away and put on the pregnancy test and the result was obviously positive. I announced it at home right away with my super thrilled tone and everyone was super happy especially my Son since he said: “I am going to be a Kuya yehey!”. The Dad was shocked he doesn’t know what to say he has torn between thinking of the struggle ahead since it’s pandemic and at the same time glad because it’s our answered prayer for three long-awaited years for God to bless us a second baby. The Lola and Lolo were so thrilled because they are also praying for us to have a second baby. My mom is so supportive and has changed from Masungit to mabait aura to me when she learned that I am pregnant. The perks of pregnancy hahaha my parents are more understanding and considerate to me.
So I rested the whole day since I felt sick and feeling the pregnancy signs and symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, cold sweat, and feeling exhausted even if the things you do are not really tiring. While resting I was thinking of the plans ahead for my family and other important stuff during and after pregnancy.
The next day, I called hospitals for any available Obstetrician and luckily they are two available doctors to accommodate me in this time of the pandemic. picked the earliest, nearest, and a convenient time for me to go for a doctor’s schedule.
Day of the check-up. I prepared my self the night before. When you are pregnant and in this time of pandemic the most important to keep in mind is to boost your immune system, how to boost your immune system by sleeping as much as possible eight hours, and take one tablet of Vitamin C 500mg before sleeping. Wake up early to prepare breakfast then I take again one tablet of Vitamin C 500mg in the morning. Prepared me to doctor checkup, the new normal habits of wearing clothes when you go out. Tie up your hair, wear protective glasses so you won’t touch your eyes, facemask so you won’t touch your nose and mouth, and prevention of droplets from entering, non-tight long sleeves or jacket and leggings close slippers or shoes. My reason for wearing this kind of clothes is when you get back home, jackets or long sleeves and leggings you can easily remove it and put in the laundry right away and always wear the same pair of shoes you used to go outside so you know it’s contaminated and to always wash it with zonrox with water. Always bring in your bag an alcohol spray, use it before and after entering a door.
At the hospital. Reminder: Always have enough cash on hand just in case the credit card counter or connection is not working or the hospitals or clinics only accept cash since its pandemic expects the worst scenario at the billing or HMO. Triage nurses will check you up and other protocol procedures then you can go to the doctor’s clinic. In the hospitals always be mindful to ask politely that you want a thermal scanner instead of a digital thermometer since thermometer will touch your skin under your armpit right so you never know who uses it. So for me, I am always mindful to ask nicely for a thermal scanner so it will have no contact on my skin. Better safe than sorry right mga ka-Mommies.
At the doctor’s clinic. My OB interviewed me about my medical history, activities for the past few months, and the usual doctor’s interview. Always give the right info and never lie to your doctors so they can give you the right treatment to your health needs and preferences.
So my OB gave me medications for pregnancy and told me I need to have complete bed rest for a week due to my sensitive pregnancy since I got a little hemorrhage inside but it’s not critical. After the check-up, I went straight to the drugstore nearest me and buy the medications for a month supply then went back home to rest.
At home. Before entering the house, I leave my bag and things in our dirty kitchen table then washed my hands properly first with soap and water for twenty seconds. Then after washing hands went straight inside the house to take a bath, leaving all my dirty clothes in the laundry for washing.
All of the above activity before and after leaving our home is the new normal for us. It’s very tedious but it’s worth it once you have done all that I am not worried about walking around the house since we did the proper way to control the transmission of the virus.
So what’s your experience going out and having errands during this pandemic? Share your experience and ideas with us here in the comment section.
Hope mga ka-mommies Naka Kuha kayo idea sa experience ko especially mga preggy mommies. Giving all the moms my tightest and warmest hugs!!! Always keep safe and stay at home as much as possible mga ka-Mommies!!!
“Prayers is the best weapon we have to continue this journey with our family”
Aja!!! Laban lang mga ka-Mommies!!!
From Mommy Dyan with love 💛💛💛
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