Hello. My daughter is about to be a new mum. She’s very scared about the isolation of going through such a big change, and not having family around her as she usually would if times were different. My Q is what are you doing for new mums and families during this time, when they may feel loneliness while something so big is happening in their lives but can’t even hug their mum for support?
It must be mixed feelings - excitement at your prospective grandchild but sadness not to be able to hug your daughter. There is help out there - from your local volunteer centre, but also a lot of online support. There is a great charity called the Chatty Cafe who are doing online 'cups of tea and chat' which was started by a young mum who felt very isolated herself. Also Mumsnet will have alot of support on offer.