During pregnancy most expectant mums (& Dads) have worries – and this is entirely normal.  Worries, or anxieties happen when our goals are uncertain – the more uncertain and the bigger the impact, the more intensely we worry!

We’ve listed some of these worries that have been reported by pregnant women below. In addition, there are specific worries related to Covid-19 – one expectant mum, who’s 8 months pregnant shares her worries about the potential situation she is facing in giving birth.

During the first 1000 days, for about 1 in 4 of us, worries start to seriously affect our everyday life – if that’s you, then it’s time to get help. We have some free resources to download, and a special offer on confidential counselling.

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Specific Covid-19 worries:

That my partner  won’t be allowed into the hospital with me.

That he will have symptoms and have to stay away from me and the baby.

That I will show symptoms, and give birth in a much less calm environment.

That I or some else could pass the virus to our little one and their little lungs or body could be damaged.

That we will feel alone when we start our journey as parents and not have the same celebration/encouragement/practical support/advice that would come from everyday interactions.

That everyday items, or things we hadn’t anticipated we would need for our baby, will be difficult to come by or out of stock.

That I will get the virus and my immune system will not be able to fight it in the same way it would if I was not pregnant.

That I will get it after I give birth and pass it on to my partner or out baby, and/or struggle to breastfeed/ look after our little boy if it becomes more severe.

Some typical worries during pregnancy:

Having a miscarriage.

Being able to do my job while struggling with symptoms caused throughout pregnancy.

Complications during labour that could cause damage or worse to our little one.

Cot death.

That taking medication would harm our baby.

Completing maternity pay/allowance forms.

A sense of social pressure to keep working until the two or three weeks before our due date.

Stretch marks.

Damage that might happen to my body.

Money and being able to afford the extra things we might need on a smaller income.

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Help is available!

For both these situations, we have some free therapeutic resources you can download, and a special offer on confidential counselling.

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