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Create the Perfect Iso-Mother’s Day

We all try our best to make Mother’s Day the most special day possible. We know mums go above and beyond offering unconditional love, and support. Mum’s do so much for us, and this is the one day we stop and say “Thank You”.

But what can we do, now that we may not even be able to see our mother’s due to coronavirus social distancing restrictions?

Read on to see our how you can create the perfect Iso-Mother’s Day.

 

Snail Mail is King!

Embrace the old-fashioned way of communication and send a card to your mum! There is nothing better than getting mail, especially when it is a thoughtful gift card with a personalized message. You can get crafty and make one at home or buy a gorgeous card.

 

Prepare a Special Meal

Ge the family together to really spoil mum with her favorite meal. Yes, breakfast in bed is popular, but why go all out and plan mum a special meal. If you can’t cook, you can always get a takeaway meal. With a lot of local restaurants still open for business, there is sure to be a special way to celebrate mum.

 

Drive Way Celebrations

If you are and adult, and your mum lives locally, why not arrange a drive by celebration. Decorate your car windows with “Happy Mother’s Day, Nanna” posters, flowers, and balloons and arrange for nanna to meet you in the driveway.

 

Face-time Fun-times

If your folks are tech-literate, why not celebrate Mother’s Day via facetime? A video call is a great way to connect, share smiles and laughs with loved ones. You could share a meal, play a game, or simply chat and connect.

 

Create a kid-free do-not disturb zone

Why not give mum some peace and quiet? Leave the house for an iso-walk, or spend some quiet time indoors while mum catches up on sleep, has a bath, does a meditation – what ever she needs to have a few moments for herself.

 

Mum on the Run!

…or maybe go the other way around. Let mum head out for a run or walk by herself, while the kids (hubby included) are at home, perhaps washing the dishes, mopping the floors, or folding the laundry. Nothing says I love you better than having chore done.

 

We know that these restrictions will ease, and we will be able to hug our nearest and dearest soon. With a few simple adjustments we can make sure that special days and events are celebrate uniquely.

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Pregnancy During a Pandemic

Pregnancy can be tough at the best of times. During a pandemic it can be even more challenging. In this post I share my thoughts on how to make the best of a challenging situation and have a relaxed and nurturing pregnancy journey.

 

1: Food Cravings

Food cravings during pregnancy can be bizarre at the best of times. Every time someone mentioned a meal they were preparing or if I saw a food post on Instagram, I immediately needed to consume that meal. Now while we are nowhere near food shortage, restrictions placed on local cafes and eateries means that I cannot indulge in my cravings. Right now, it’s Almond Croissants. I have been trying to deal with this by swapping out my cravings, so instead of an almond croissant, I may have a sweet scroll from a bakery. And it’s working, kind of. Seriously though… if someone could be me an almond croissant that’d be awesome!

2: Bog Roll Rations

It’s bad enough peeing every 20 minutes without having to ration out toilet paper as well. And yet, here we are. It a “don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” type of situation. While we have plenty of toilet paper, I know that if and when we go into full lock down mode, my partner and I will fight about this. He’s a half a roll per visit kinda dude and yeah, that’s not going to work now is it? Of well, I guess time will tell.

3: Head Cold or ‘Rona?

Head cold are quite common during pregnancy. And you can’t take anything to reduce the severity of symptoms, which sucks! And don’t even get me started if you are a hay fever sufferer like me! But in the Age of ‘Rona, clearing your throat while in line at the supermarket causes mass panic and hysteria. I have been boosting my immune system with vitamin C, plenty of garlic and healthy bone broths. Thorough hand washing and social distancing are the best ways to keep yourself and the community safe.

4: Birth Plan Changes

Births don’t go to plan at the best of times. But during a pandemic, heavy restrictions are being placed on hospitals and birth places. In most cases, your birth partner may be the only one with you in the birth suite. Visitors are restricted and children may not be able to come into the hospital, placing further stress on families. Most face to face birth classes have been moved online, so you can still get the support you need to prepare for your birth, and most doulas offer a post-partum service, so you can get support when you need it most.

5: I can’t get a Massage

Trust me, I am as devastated as you are that we have had to close our doors temporarily in order the curb the spread of the coronavirus. And I really need a massage right now! My back and hips and sore and I could really just do with a 60 minute nap on the massage table.

There are still a few allied health services that are still able to operate. At time of writing, I believe these services are still operating, however it is best to give them a call to check.

 

Osteopathy: Bump and Bub https://www.facebook.com/bumpandbub/

Chiropractic: David Wright Chiropractic https://www.facebook.com/dwrightchiro/

Physiotherapy: Inner Strength https://www.facebook.com/InnerStrengthHealthcare/

 

Yes these are uncertain times, and we will get through it. And at the end of it all you will have a beautiful baby to shower with love.

If anyone need to connect during this time, our doors may be close, but our phone is still operating. Give us a call 0407 512 009 and we will happily have a chat with you about anything pregnancy and massage!