2020. Whew. What a (scary) time to be alive.
If you told me 12 months ago that I would be spending most of the year in my house rocking protective gear virtually isolated from my friends and family, I would have told you you're a damn lie, but here we are––8 months into 2020 and weird is the new normal. While we've been forced to resume work, school, and the rest of our regularly scheduled programming, the fact remains that it is dangerous AF outside, even more so when you're literally growing a little human life inside of you.
Pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic looks much different than it did as early as a few months ago and it's clear that bringing a bundle of joy into this world during this day and age can be stressful as f*ck.
From isolated ultrasound appointments to intense waiting room precautions, having a baby during a pandemic can be a scary experience but these celebrities have advice on how to stay calm and continue coping during a COVID-19 pregnancy. We've got Nicki, Remy, Teyana, Rah, and the way this baby fever is spreading, we're wondering who's next?
Here are all of our favorite celebrities who gave birth or are expecting in 2020:
"Despite constantly micromanaging my family to be sure they stay safe during this health crisis, there's absolutely nothing that has gotten my time or attention outside of preparing for our baby and keeping the energy around me pure and positive. I'm a living testament to the phrase, 'Don't sweat the small stuff.'"
"We're ready, and we're very excited. man is super excited. Junie is ecstatic — I'm talking super ecstatic. Everybody is just excited. I can't wait. I've got three more months left until we meet our little princess."
"Kids handle siblings differently. You have kids that are a little bit jealous. But she's so excited and preparing herself to be a big sister. She constantly kisses my stomach, she constantly talks to the baby. Even when we go to the store, she's like, 'Okay, mom, this is for the baby.' She's so ready. She's going to be such a great big sister."
"When I got the news that Russ and I could not to do our ultrasound together and he had to literally wait in the car, and we FaceTimed in the car and I was in the doctor's office, that was, like, a really significant moment, I think, in all of this that really marked the time of where I am in my life as a pregnant woman. I could not help but think about everything else."
"And you start hearing these stories about moms not being able to give birth with their partner. They stopped that immediately to my understanding, but the amount of people that come to the hospital during the birth has been limited. So Russ is going to be not only dad but the videographer and the photographer. He is going to be everything online. But, you know, we are figuring it all out and I'm just really big on trying to find positivity in the mix of a moment that could be negative or feel heavy. I am always trying to find a way to get to that, so I have not been worried as much as I probably could have."
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"It really sucks being pregnant during the coronavirus. At first, I'm like, 'This is the perfect time, like everybody is locked in. I don't have to worry about going out. So if I want to hide it for however long, I can hide.'"
"But when it comes to going to doctor's appointments, I go to all of them by myself. I ask every single time, 'Can I bring my boyfriend?' And they're like, 'No, only you can come.' That's been the worst part. I'm hoping by the time I'm ready to have the baby it will be over with. But I'm sure it won't be, so I'll be in there with one person, most likely. I'm just trying not to get my hopes too high anymore."
Featured image by Instagram/@TeyanaTaylor.