“The Young and the Restless” star Elizabeth Hendrickson is among those who had a unique birthing experience given that she had to deliver and raise a baby during the current coronavirus pandemic. Bringing a child into the world is a wonderful experience but doing so during this time adds a different level of stress to everything. The actress opened up about being a first-time mom at this time of crisis.
Hendrickson Recalls Pregnancy Experience
In an Instagram post, the actress shared a photo of her tiny baby bump.
“Thinking back to when I was just a few months [pregnant]. The world was looking a lot different. And a much safer place to welcome a new life,” the caption read.
The actress sent her love and support to all the mothers, especially those who gave birth to their babies during the coronavirus crisis.
Difficulties Faced During The Quarantine Period
“Being a first time is a lot. I love every minute of it. Every second. But there are still lots of new, scary, confusing, and sometimes really f’ing hard moments. Then add the hormones crashing,” the actress continued.
“Then add the COVID-19 craziness and everything that comes with it. No visitors, no help, no doula, no lactation consultant, no mommy and me classes. Yes, I’m getting it all virtually, but human contact and support is also much different,” the actress added.
Struggles As A First-Time Mom
Just like most people, Hendrickson, along with her husband Rob Meder and their little girl, are staying at home to help prevent the spread of the virus. Aside from the struggles faced by those who are in home quarantine, Hendrickson also has to deal with the difficulties that new mothers face.
“Breastfeeding has been such a challenge,” the actress said.
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“My milk hasn’t come in. I think the stress has a lot to do with it. Apparently, so does my age. Trying not to get hard on myself. It’s more pressure because I want to give her as much antibodies to build her immunity especially with all that’s going on right now,” the actress explained.
Fortunately, she has the internet and social media to help her connect not only with her fans but her friends and family, too.
“I have the most incredible support group/tribe of mamas around me day and night,” she shared.
“You know who you are! Showing up for me in ways that I couldn’t ever imagine. So when I dip and fall they have brought me right back up. Listen, this is not an easy time for anyone right now,” she added.
“I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. Please stay home. So we can all be joined together again and have a big massive hug. Feeling grateful. Feeling supported. Feeling like I need a hug and a nap,” she continued.