More than a year ago, health professionals’ lives have changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This Sunday (9), when Mother’s Day is celebrated, and St 1 He is preparing a special report with workers working on disease control in Juiz de Fora. In common, they all reported one feeling: routine fatigue.
Check out the stories of Rosana Ambrósio, Nelma Aparecida, and Eliane de Souza below.
Rosanna Ambrosio, mother and nurse in Juiz de Fora – Photo: Rosanna Ambrosio / Personal Archive
The nurse at the University Hospital (HU), Rosanna Ambrosio is working in the intensive care center (CTI) Covid-19. She has two children, one of whom is 17 years old and the other is 20 years old. With the disease pandemic, the health worker reported to St 1 That routine was tired and transitions exhausting.
“They are losing lives every day, regardless of age or pre-existing illnesses, which makes us feel more vulnerable. Even so, housework is no exception. With Covid-19, I have to be extra careful when I come home with clothes and shoes. Rosanna described her.
The nurse also said that despite the professional’s stress and pain due to the losses, she still has to take care of her children. “They also have their problems to share with me such as a lack of school and friends.”
At the start of the epidemic, Rosanna made it clear that she had gone home and had not had much contact with the youth.
“I took a shower and stayed in my room, but they approached me and asked for a hug. In those moments the protocols ended up giving way to a feeling of compassion between mother and children.”
More than a year later, the nurse said that despite the difficulties the new coronavirus imposes, the family has learned to cope with the moment. End “This means that they know that hugging is only done after two cleansing pigeons.”
Rosana Ambrosio and her children in Juiz de Fora – Photo: Rosana Ambrosio / Personal Archive
Coexistence between mothers and children
Nilma Aparecida talks about being a mother in times of pandemic and a health professional
With a tired routine and several shifts, Neelma Aparecida also works at Heliopolis University. “I leave at 5:30 in the morning and resume work at 6:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the evening. During those times, I am away from my 21-year-old daughter,” she said.
With the difficulties the moment poses, the health worker reports that the moment we are living in today is complex. “It was difficult for my daughter as well, because she is a new student and the epidemic came. In addition, she was also very anxious and sad.”
With the distance at work, mother and daughter found a moment of encouragement in the virtual world. “When I’m in the hospital, we talk on WhatsApp. We really spend time together because we have achieved social isolation.”
“The epidemic has shown me the importance of being supportive, caring for others, friends, being a friendly word, a gesture of affection. In addition to taking a fresh look at the family and being able to identify what is really appropriate in our lives and try to reduce feelings of emotional and social isolation.”
Eliane Aparecida de Souza mother and nurse at Juiz de Fora – Photo: Elian Aparecida / Personal Archive
For Elian Aparecida de Souza, who is also a nursing technician, with the COVID-19 pandemic, for her and her 21-year-old daughter, the routine has changed.
“I spent all this time with her more. When I’m outside for example, we stay together. I’m more at home and only go out for work and essential things,” the health professional explained to the report.
With the pandemic, the nursing technician said she has learned to be more compassionate despite the difficulties imposed. “That means listening more. Being happy with the little things. Desiring to do what I want and achieve our goals. To have more faith is to search for more of God. Meditate and exercise.”
Work x home routine
Barbara Lima is a health specialist at Juiz de Fora – Photo: Barbara Lima / Personal Archive
Barbara Lima Pereira is a nurse in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital and has a 5-year-old daughter, Helena.
According to the health professional, the work and home routine has increased dramatically with the closure of schools.
“We lived an intense year at home with a grueling routine of lessons online. Helena felt a lot of social isolation and with that I devoted my most time to her, so I spent more time with her to meet the demands,” she said. barbaric.
“My routine last year has gone through many changes. The trips and tours are no longer there, it’s from work to home and vice versa. With Helena, we were able to adapt the classroom routines and school activities online. Activities, both me and my husband happened at home, and so we were We adapt to a new way of living. “
Regarding the epidemic, Barbara revealed that at first it was difficult because the disease was unknown and fear prevailed. “On the other hand, it was not possible to abandon the profession that was entrusted to us at that moment, so I was really scared. Every day when I work on fear of contamination and introducing this virus into the house. These are days of great stress and fear,” it ended.
Barbara and her daughter Helena – Juiz de Fora, March 8th – Photo: Barbara / Personal Archive
At the end of the interview, Prof. St 1 I asked how it would feel to be a mother to the interviewees. See below what each one answered.
“A sublime experience known only to those who have children. It gives without needing anything in return. It is the heart that beats from the chest and it hurts them a lot with love. It is to be happier with their conquests than I would love to be the mother of two children.”
“Being a mother means rediscovering yourself every day and growing for another being. It gives without expecting anything in return. Love without limits.”
“Being a mother is the most important and difficult task I have performed in my life and this only brings me happiness. My daughter is my biggest reason to stay strong and desire to be better every day is my life. My pride.”
“Being a mother is a divine thing. It is a gift to have a friend, a companion by my side, in my day for a day. We do not know the world that we will leave for our children and this worries me very much, but I teach her to be kind, and to take care of people and the world. Education is the only thing they inherit. A mother’s two-day routine is not easy, it is exhausting, and sometimes I am tired, sad, but Helena makes me a new woman every dawn my strength comes from her. With her naivety and her fear she supported me in the most difficult year of my life. This is the gift of being a mother.
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