The pandemic of fear: three couples told as quarantine has ruined their plans to have a babyPictolic
Predicted that after the end of isolation of the expected baby boom as spouses and lovers spent a lot of time together. Now experts say that the pandemic is, on the contrary, instilled in people a fear of child birth. The reasons for this are different — from financial problems to fear of new epidemics in the future. Three couples from the UK are frankly said, why put off the dream of the completion of the family during the quarantine.Despite the fact that everyone is expecting the baby boom after the end of the pandemic, the reality may be the opposite. More and more couples are postponing for the future the birth of a child due to financial and psychological problems.
The results of a survey by the British medical journal "Psychosomatic obstetrics and gynecology" showed that every third family rejected the idea to conceive a baby during the quarantine. Here is the explicit recognition of the three couples who left the dream of baby due to pandemic coronavirus.
25-year-old Claire Phillips live with her fiance, 28-year-old Lee Blackmore, in Cardiff. They planned to conceive this baby after the wedding in July of this year, but the celebration had to be cancelled.
When the couple realized how serious the situation with quarantine, their dreams destroyed. Claire was sent to unpaid leave, and Whether altogether out of work. News of a large number of deaths and the enormous impact of the pandemic on the world of the horrified couple.
Many of my friends with children complained about how hard it is to deal with them in isolation. Some had to combine distance education students, remote work and household. Those who could not help relatives and friends, torn between multiple responsibilities. In addition, parents worried about their children's future, and it made Claire and to think about whether to bring a child in this difficult time.
40-year-old Lisa Jenkins and her husband, 44-year-old Barry, was looking forward to the fourth stage of in vitro fertilization, but it was canceled in connection with the pandemic coronavirus. Lisa endometriosis and the ovaries are starting to appearing tumors.
The pair met in March 2015, and a year later, in April 2016, they got married. Lisa always wanted to be a mother, so the couple immediately started trying to conceive. In 2017, a British woman went to the gynecologist to find out why cannot get pregnant. She was diagnosed with endometriosis. At that time, Lisa was 37 years old and only chance to have a baby was IVF.
The longer you had to wait for IVF, the less chances to conceive a baby remained. The couple decided to proceed immediately to the procedures in a private clinic. First embryo didn't take. In 2018 Lisa and Barry tried a second time, and again to no avail. In may 2019 the woman passed a third procedure, but on the sixth week of pregnancy suffered a miscarriage.
In late may, Lisa again felt pain in the lower abdomen. Ultrasound showed that her ovaries again began to appear tumors. This means that the chances to conceive with IVF getting lower every week. However, the woman is trying not to lose hope and fortitude. The couple don't know if I can afford another procedure after the quarantine, due to financial difficulties associated with the pandemic. The dream of having a baby becomes more illusive with each passing day.
29-year-old Samantha foster and the 31-year-old Gareth wicks postponed the plan to have a baby in the future due to financial difficulties. They met in March 2019 and since then never parted.
The lovers did not think that the emergency situation drags on for so long. Gareth doesn't know when I can go to work, because the whole hotel and restaurant business — on the rocks. Samantha continues to work, but at any moment it can send on unpaid leave. The pair had to postpone plans for the child indefinitely. Lovers want to first find stability in work and wages, to be able to give the baby everything needed.
Pandemic COVID-19 turned the whole world upside down and ruined the plans of many people. Most couples who were going to get married, postponed the celebration, but there were dared to get married during the quarantine.