Pregnancy is a special time, even more so for mothers going through it during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips from a midwife to help expectant mothers navigate this unique experience.


  • Staying at home allows for better control of what is consumed, including the recommended five daily portions of fruits and vegetables.
  • Use this time to experiment with healthy recipes and learn to cook homemade meals.
  • Incorporate iron-rich vegetables and herbs like artichokes, spinach, parsley, and marjoram into the diet.
  • Fresh fish, which is high in Omega 3, is also recommended.

Reducing Salt and Sugar

  • Cooking meals at home allows for better control of salt and added sugars.
  • Reducing salt intake may help reduce water retention, which is common in late pregnancy.
  • Avoid foods with high sugar content.


  • Exercise can help relieve tension and promote overall health and well-being.
  • Simple activities at home, like dancing or using an exercise ball, can create a moment for self-care.

Bonding with the Baby

  • Talking to the fetus is essential as studies have shown that parents’ voices heard during pregnancy leave a lasting impression.
  • Parents should talk, sing, tell stories, and interact with the baby to create an emotional bond.
  • This relationship can lead to significant advantages when caring for the newborn.

Pregnancy during a pandemic may bring new challenges, but expectant mothers can enjoy this time and prepare for their bundle of joy with the right tools and mindset.