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Am I being too cautious(5 Posts)
I’m 40+2 weeks pregnant with my 1st baby and my brother and sister in law have flown to Japan today for a week long holiday.
I don’t really want them having any contact with my baby for 14 days after they return or contact with my in laws who will be coming to see baby as I am concerned about Corona virus.
I know this is probably going to cause problems for my husband but I can’t help feeling I’d rather be safe than sorry due to them going to a high risk area.
Am I over reacting??
Yes. But your hormones are all over the place and you’re about to give birth so you’re allowed to be unreasonable. Why not decide after baby comes? Warn your dh that you may feel like that, and see how it goes. It is most important that you are calm and get to relax and bond with your baby. You can always say “I know it’s unreasonable but....” But it is very low risk.
Currently the USA has japan on the lowest level of alert, but a lot can change in a week. Also bear in mind that kids and babies seem to be under-affected compared to older folk. wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/coronavirus-japan Hope the birth goes well.
I think that you are over reacting in that the risk is extremely low. If you leave the house with the baby in the next few weeks you could always find yourself stood in a shop with someone who has just come back from China etc. Plus there are other diseases and health problems out there and you cannot guard against everything so I think you are overly worrying about this. That said, it is very easy to over react to things at this stage in pregnancy and I don't think you should give yourself a hard time about it. I think it is worth talking to your husband and telling him your fears and then see how you feel when baby comes and they are actually likely to visit - you don't need to decide now. The situation also might change in terms of numbers of cases etc and that might change your mind. At the end of the day it is your choice and if it's going to make you very stressed, perhaps it's better they just wait to visit.
The virus is actually very low risk to babies and children. I believe the youngest person to die was in their mid-thirties and that was an unusual case. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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