Treat Yourself During Your Pregnancy

No roller coasters, no waterslides, not hot tubs, nor caffeine. Sometimes it can seem that pregnancy is full of things you can’t or shouldn’t be doing. It’s time to treat yourself to the things you can. Your body is doing a lot of work right now and pretty soon you’ll be a busy new parent. Right now it’s mommy time.

Shopping for maternity clothes can not only be exciting but also relaxing. Many women put off buying maternity clothes until their ever growing bellies force them to. But buying maternity wear is no longer as bad as it used to be. Many places offer fashionable clothes that keep you in your pre-pregnancy styles. If you get depressed going to the mall, I understand, I have been there. Try shopping online in the comfort of your home.

Go out on the town and dress up. Take some of those great new outfits and take a trip around town. Go out to dinner and go dancing, watch a movie, go bowling, or whatever you enjoy doing the most.

Having a picnic can be a wonderful way to enjoy a beautiful day and spend time with your friends and family. This can be a great way to spend some fun time with your kids if you already have some; remember they are going to be affected when the baby arrives too.

Having a good laugh can always do the trick. Try a comedy show. You can never laugh too much.

Have an intimacy day were you and your partner can lie in bed with food and candles. Recapture the romance and let him know you couldn’t do this without him. Any special moments you create now will make things easier in the months to come when your life is thrown upside down and you’re focused on caring for your newborn.

Make a cast of your pregnant belly. There are plenty of these kits available at craft stores and online. This is a great way to remember your pregnancy and have something to show the baby when he/she gets older.

Soaking in a warm, soothing bath can help wash away the stress of the day. Try a bubble bath or choose essential oils such as sandalwood and lavender, which are safe to use during pregnancy and will help ease stress.

Visit Your Hairdresser and have a deep conditioning treatment or just try out a new low-maintenance style that requires the minimum of fuss once your time becomes a premium.

Have a Manicure/Pedicure. Most women find their nails grow faster and are stronger during pregnancy. There will also come a time when you will barely be able to see your feet, let alone give them the attention they deserve! A pedicure will keep your tootsies in top shape and might be just what your feet need after supporting you and your growing baby all day.

Enjoying a massage will reduce stress and relieve pregnancy aches, particularly backache and shoulder tension. A licensed therapist specializing in maternal massage can help relieve these conditions, allowing you to relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

If you like sports you can actively participate in a sports that don’t involve a risk of falling or impact to your belly.

Snorkeling is fine during pregnancy; it can be something fun to try if you have never been. Remember you can’t feel your weight in the water.

Going for a walk with my partner was one of my favorite activities during my pregnancy. It can give you time to relax and catch up with each other.

Once a month forget about gaining weight or heartburn. It will make you feel better and satisfy your craving at the same time. Have a treat.

Source by Tabatha Jones