A lot of people are predicting a Coronavirus baby boom next year due to all the time couples have been spending together at home.
But major media organizations and the experts they’ve talked to say … not so fast!
In recent weeks the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and many others have all said that there will be no Coronavirus baby boom.
The main reason why? Stress and anxiety.
While the conditions may seem right for a baby boom in nine months or so the reality of the situation is much different.
Yes, people are spending a lot more time at home and all that extra time would seem to increase the opportunities for “baby making.”
But experts say that in the midst of this pandemic most people are stressed and anxious and making a baby is the furthest thing from their minds.
People are stressed about their health. They are stressed about their employment or lack thereof.
They are worried about the safety of loved ones. They are worried about running out of vital supplies. They are worried about having to go out in public.
All the current stress and worry is acting like a wet blanket when it comes to sexual desire.
In fact, a team of experts in Florence, Italy, recently surveyed 1,482 residents of that country to determine their baby-making intentions during the pandemic.
In the study, which was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology almost 82% of those surveyed said they intended NOT to conceive during the pandemic crisis.
In fact, of the 268 survey respondents who said they were planning on having a child before the pandemic over one-third (37.5%) now said they had changed their mind and would not be trying to get pregnant.
The main reasons people were not eager to conceive were worries about future economic difficulties and the health risks related to being pregnant during a global viral outbreak.
Study author Dr. Elisabetta Micelli told medicalexpress.com about the study’s findings:
"The impact of the quarantine on general population's perception of their stability and peacefulness is alarming. In our study sample, the majority of participants gave significantly higher total scores to their mental wellbeing before the pandemic, while lowest scores were reported in the answers referred to the COVID-19 period.
“What we found the main reasons that led people to not wanting to conceive included worries related to future economic difficulties and consequences on pregnancy … Over 40% of participants reported a worrying reduction of monthly profits. Remarkably, the fear of imminent and future economic instabilities led those who were searching for a pregnancy to stop their intention in 58% of cases."
Even if you weren’t planning on a having a baby, stress can impact you in other ways.
Stress can raise your blood pressure. It can weaken your immune system and increase your chances of getting sick.
It can also cause you to feel depressed or to get into a bad mood and pass the stress on to others. It can “zap” your energy so that your work performance and your personal relationships suffer.
Well, you can make an appointment to see a psychiatrist or psychologist or the family doctor but then you’re only getting insight from one person who may or may not be a real expert on controlling stress.
You could read a book or order a stress control program from the Internet but then again you are at the mercy of one person who may or may not know what he or she is talking about.
Many people make the decision to try prescription drugs. But these drugs can come with very serious side effects that can leave you feeling not your usual self.
Another solution, often a safe solution, is CBD.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.
CBD has been associated with producing a calming effect in users – particularly users who may feel “stressed out” or like they are in a state of “high anxiety.”
CBD is thought to interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors that make up our Endocannabinoid System. These receptors are found mainly in our central nervous system and our peripheral nervous system.
Scientists believe that the CB1 receptors may play a role in the release of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that is important to our mental health.
For example, low serotonin levels are common in people with depression and it is also thought that low levels of serotonin can cause anxiety. Thus by having our bodies produce more serotonin it may reduce the stress and anxiety we feel.
The key to feeling calmer and safer during the Coronavirus Pandemic may be as simple as visiting the website of a reputable CBD provider like Sarah’s Blessing!
This London-based CBD supplement manufacturer offers a full line of full spectrum CBD products that includes three flavors of tea, candy, a skin cream and CBD oil in three strengths – 3%, 6% and 9%.
Each product contains pure, pharmaceutical quality CBD, the same amazing substance used in all those clinical trials.
Sarah’s Blessing’s CBD is also grown in Switzerland, which has quickly become known for producing the highest quality CBD. The CBD in Sarah’s Blessing’s products is organic, alcohol-free, pesticide-free and non-GMO.
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