• Birth story: what you really need in postpartum during a pandemic
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    Birth story: what you really need in postpartum during a pandemic

    Having a baby during a pandemic is not easy, but I got you, mama. We welcomed our baby boy on March 12th, one day after Covid-19 was characterized as a pandemic and just a few days before the emergency state was activated in our country, Portugal. We left the hospital to this quarantined world where we all still are now. But we got through it and you will too. Here are our top tips and things you need to get through postpartum during this coronavirus pandemic: The first time I talked with my gramma, just a few days after we came home, she asked: “how are you getting through this…

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    Birth story: bringing our baby home in the middle of a pandemic

    Having a baby during the coronavírus pandemic was not easy but we got through. With the best medical stuff we could ask for, our family at a distance of a FaceTime or WhatsApp, and most crucially, each other, we survived and got our free pass to go home. Then the real stuff started. Usually, when parents are discharged to go home they say they feel scared or even anxious about how they are taking a thing so little home: “what if we are not ready? What if we break them?”. Well, I can say that neither myself or André thought that, we had a very different experience which will make…

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    Birth story: having a baby during a pandemic

    Baby T was born on March 12th, one day after Covid-19 was characterized as a pandemic and just a few days before the emergency state was activated in Portugal. There were 78 confirmed cases in the country and things were starting to feel more serious all over Europe. And there we were, preparing ourselves to meet the love of our life, in the middle of all that chaos. When we dreamed about bringing our baby home we never imagined it to be like this. This was the phrase we said more times in the weeks following taking our baby boy home. The experience was itself so difficult to comprehend and…

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