The ability to cope with stress depends on the controllability of the stressors in your life. The measures to contain and delay the spread of COVID19 are already presenting major stressors for families which they cannot control e.g.
- Loss of income
- Self isolation with children and potentially at risk adults
- Social distancing restrictions on activities which might lessen stress (e.g. sports, social engagement and entertainment, celebrations)
- Social distancing restrictions on activities which might enhance support and coping (e.g support groups, children/baby groups and classes, baby clinics).
This website will help you deal with some of these issues.
Here are two helpful postnatal leaflets