Mothers in Mallorca – there are some groups in our community that have been more affected by the pandemic than the average people. Imagine having your first baby in 2020. There were no pregnancy group classes open at all, so you got no chance to meet others in the same situation, and once the baby was here2021-04-12T10:33:43.330Z, how did you find and socialise with other mums that recently had babies? This week I meet with Anna who found a solution that has turned out to work very well for her.
Anna Jacobsson is Swedish and has lived in Mallorca for a couple of years. She is an adventurer that has worked and lived around the world for the past 20 years, ticking off amazing places like Hong Kong, Israel, South Africa and Thailand. She even had a stopover in Rwanda with the gorillas during her travels. Before moving to Majorca, Anna and her partner bought a 13m Hans Christian Ketch boat in Malaysia. They restored it themselves in the shipyard in Langkawi and Phuket before sailing the Thai and Malay waters and finally adventured out on a challenging and mind-blowing circumnavigation of Sumatra. When they finally anchored back outside Langkawi, they decided it was time to settle down, at least for a while. Sweden was too cold and UK, where her partner is from, was not an option, yet. “Since my partner Sam is a marine engineer and we both needed to live close to the ocean, mountains, and sun – Mallorca was a perfect option. We have lots of friends in the yachting community and there is never a shortage of people coming and going through this island, which makes us very happy and content. Friends and family have a huge importance to us. My grandparents also moved to Almunecar , Spain, back in the days, so I grew up spending dreamlike holidays under the Spanish sun – eating Chirimoyas and letting the sound of cicada’s putting me to sleep. It all felt natural to come back and living under the Spanish sun”, says Anna.RELATED: Mallorca leads another uptick on Covid case numbers in the Balearics
She was 9 months pregnant when the Balearics went into lockdown and it was quite a scary and unpredicted time for herThe Aarhus University in Denmark. While pregnant, they were not sure how it would all play out in the hospital and they constantly got told that partners were not allowed into the delivery room. For Anna, it was a crucial time to keep active, keep walking and keep a clear and positive mind for the final stage of her pregnancy – which was impossible.
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