Problems are already appearing with the Covid babies

The coronavirus epidemic did not pass without a trace, and the Covid babies prove this, it writes Index. Between March 2020 and December 2021, according to KSH data, 170,212 children were born in Hungary.

Since the epidemic, more parents have appeared in the care system, asking for help with general educational issues and regulatory disturbances, he said. Dettre Imola special education teacher, integrated parent-child consultant.

In a significant part of the families, the quarantine period did not pass without a trace.

According to the expert, stress is an extremely important keyword. The mothers were more anxious and worried than usual during pregnancy and around the birth. The Other State in obstetrics sees the situation in a similar way! one of the founders of the movement Victoria Keszler is.

Uncertainty, conflicting information, lack of assistance, and unclear patient journeys meant an extra burden for expectant mothers, not to mention that the already unpredictable care during this period became even more unpredictable and at the same time even more arbitrary.

As an example, he mentioned:

  • births were initiated with reference to Covid, and caesarean sections were often performed on mothers who were infected but did not show symptoms;
  • separation was a common phenomenon in Perinatal Intensive Care Centers;
  • fathers, attendants, and doulas could not be with the laboring woman.

The care system may now face the consequences of this, where a very large number of children around the age of two and a half and three years with attention deficit disorder appear

the specialist pointed out.

He added: furthermore, it is becoming more and more apparent that significantly more children than before are struggling with regulation disorders, which can manifest in the form of poor sleep, difficult eating, and inconsolable crying and fussiness.

The Alteration in Obstetrics! the founding member of the movement drew attention to the fact that the traumas suffered during pregnancy and during hospital care are never irresolvable, if you like, they are not “all or nothing processes”.

“There is a way to heal from what was damaged and left behind, but it is important that society does not trivialize what parents and children experienced during the epidemic,” Viktória Keszler added.

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