The DOs and DON’Ts of Re-Entering the Real World!

 The DOs and DON’Ts of Re-Entering the Real World!

in Orange, CA


Because it’s been a L-O-N-G time since being allowed to be around people. Here are a few hints to help.

DO Wear Big Girl/Boy Pants.  Those comfy, grungy sweats were good for lounging, and maybe even for Zooming, but sorry they’re not meant for public consumption.  And you may want to start weaning away now…to make sure the jeans you love still fit once released!

DON’T Forget to Put the Girls Away.  Some of us females may have preferred to let our top halves run free while social-distancing, but this is your reminder…don’t be socially-awkward.  It’s time to pull out those bras.  Or since “actively” enjoying the beach is now allowed, feel free to enjoy your bathing suit top instead.

DO Limit Physical Contact.  If your Love Language is “Physical Touch’ “then this is a tough one but remember not everyone feels that same during these still somewhat uncertain times.  For the sake of all involved, best to keep your hands (and hugs) to yourself for now…and be happy to have “Quality Time”.

DON’T Give the End Away.  You may have watched every episode of Tiger King (several times over), not to mention Ozark, but don’t assume your friends have seen them all…that is if you want to remain friends.  Check before roaring!

DO Wear a Mask.  True, they are terribly annoying, but unless you want to annoy everyone else this is the one way you can protect yourself as well as others…and be safe.  Look at it this way, wearing a mask is the insurance that will hopefully save you, as well as others, from future social isolation.

DON’T Forget to Smile.  Life is getting better, so even with your mask on don’t forget to don those pearly whites and smile away.  It will show in your eyes and make everyone around you happier.  It has been said that “smiling is like free therapy” …and we could all certainly use some more smiling about now.

DO Limit COVID Conversations.  Like every good reporter, know your audience.  While some like to debate and dissect every little detail of what they hear, for others, it just causes fear and panic.  If a friend isn’t engaging there is a reason why…so be a friend and keep it cool.

DON’T Forget to Practice Eye Contact.  Have those people you’ve been isolated with for 3 months been getting on your last nerve?  You’re not alone and normal but avoiding eye contact can be a symptom!  You may want to practice looking them directly in the eye now…to prepare your peepers for a new-normal world that awaits!

Last but not least…DO enjoy seeing more of your friends, and DON’T forget the special moments.  You are now a part of HISTORY!

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Orange, CA 92866

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Orange is a city located in Orange County, California. It is approximately 3 miles north of the county seat, Santa Ana. Orange is unusual in this region because many of the homes in its Old Town District were built before 1920.

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COVID-19 and Pregnancy Orange, CA


The recent pandemic has frightened us all, but should you be even more worried if you are pregnant?

We currently do not know whether pregnant women have a greater chance of becoming ill from the coronavirus than the general public, but based on available information pregnant women seem to have the same risk as adults who are not pregnant.  While this information is hopeful, it is questionable whether pregnant women are more likely to have a more serious illness from the virus.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that pregnant women experience changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections—and that with all viruses, upper respiratory infections, and the flu, pregnant women have had a higher risk of developing severe illness.  Therefore, if you are pregnant it is very important to follow all COVID-19 guidelines and follow up with your physician if you feel sick.

What can you do to protect yourself from COVID-19 if you are pregnant?

Follow all federal, state and local government prevention guidelines including:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently used surfaces often.
  • Avoiding people who are sick or have been exposed to the Coronavirus.
  • Washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Can the Coronavirus be passed on to an unborn baby?

According to the CDC, transmission of the Coronavirus during pregnancy is from mother to child is unlikely.  The virus is not thought to be passed on from an infected mother to her baby in nasal swabs, amniotic fluid, cord blood or breast milk.  However, after birth a newborn is able to catch the virus.  A small number of babies have tested positive for the virus shortly after birth, but whether the virus was contacted before or after birth is not specifically known.

Be aware that hospitals and Labor and Delivery departments are taking every precaution to protect pregnant mothers and their babies from catching or spreading COVID-19.  Likewise, Obria is committed to keeping our patients updated as we learn more.

Do you have questions about your pregnancy?

You can talk or text with a nurse now you do not have to walk through this alone! We are here to help. Download our telemedicine app at OBRIA DIRECT Apple Download or Android Download. To schedule an appointment, proceed with a telehealth virtual visit or text with a live nurse.  For more information call us at  (714) 516-9045.

Obria Medical Clinics-SoCal

1215 E Chapman Ave #10,

Orange, CA 92866

(714) 516-9045