The lonely reality of giving birth during a lockdown

With the ongoing lockdowns and restrictions, we want you to know that we recognise the unique and individual ways you’re being impacted by this global crisis. Wherever you are in your motherhood journey, we know that this is not what you expected.

However, you’re feeling right now is okay. We see you all. You are not invisible. You are not alone.

Trying to conceive women, we see you

For those of you who are wondering if you should put off trying for a baby until this pandemic is over—please remember that only you know when it’s the right time. For those of you who were going through already challenging fertility treatments, but it had to be postponed, we feel deeply for you and are sorry this has happened.

Pregnant women, we see you

For those who are faced with the reality of giving birth during a lockdown, you may be enjoying a slower pace and relishing in the opportunity to be present during pregnancy, that’s wonderful. For those who are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or even angry about being pregnant during a pandemic, it’s okay not to be okay. You might find this article reassuring, mumma-to-be.This situation we find ourselves in isn’t ideal, whether it’s your first or fifth baby.

Postpartum mummas, we see you

We know you need your village right now to provide hands-on help, but they’ll be there ready to support you when the time comes. For now, think of all that endless skin-to-skin contact without visitors interrupting you. All your baby needs right now is you. There is plenty of free virtual professional help out there for parents, so don’t hesitate to reach out for support. You’re never alone in any of this.

Mummas with babies and other little ones, we see you

Those of you who are struggling through teething babies, toddler tantrums, and homeschooling, and perhaps even juggling paid work from home…you’re incredible, and we know how exhausted you are, how much you’re craving to get life back to normal, and how much you’re aching for some time to yourself. You are not alone, mumma, and we’ve got your back. You always have our large and lovely community on our Facebook page to turn to, and don’t forget that you can message us with questions you’d like us to ask other mummas. We will all get through this if we stick together.

Mummas who miss their own mums, we see you

Those of you who can’t be with your own mother or a special mother figure in your life, our heart breaks for you. We know you miss her, and would do anything to hug her and tell her how much she means to you.

Perhaps this is the perfect time for some reflection, and to acknowledge and celebrate ALL of the amazing mums you know, and let them know how incredible each one is. Give them a call, send them a message, a card, or a gift—we could all do with hearing how appreciated we are and what a great job we’re doing, particularly during this strange time.

We see each one of you, mummas. This season will pass, and we’ll all be even stronger for it.

If you need mental health support 

PANDA National Hotline

Families affected by perinatal anxiety and depression

1300 726 306


Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Helpline

Guidance and support for parents

1800 882 436


Beyond Blue

Anyone feeling anxious or depressed

1300 224636



Anyone having a personal crisis

13 11 14


Relationships Australia

Relationship support for families

1300 364 277


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