If you ask any woman if they “love” being pregnant, you are going to get mixed reactions. Of course, they can’t contain the excitement of a new baby on the way and can’t wait to see him/her. But the journey is one hell of a rollercoaster ride. The hormones make you high and low, and your mood changes faster than songs on the radio. But with all its inconveniences, there are still 25 ways to make you love being pregnant in case you forgot:
1. Exploit Your Status
If not all, there are going to be people who are willing to help you out. People are kind towards a pregnant lady. So why not take advantage of the situation? If somebody offers their bus seat, take it. If somebody wants to help you with the bags, accept their offer. There’s nothing wrong in accepting help from others.
2. Bond With Your Family
Now is the perfect time to bond with your parents or your sister. Catch up on all the family gossip or plan a family get together.
3. Spice It Up
The rush of hormones and the heightened senses can make lovemaking a whole new experience. And if the conventional position is not comfortable, there are several other positions that you can try to bring back the spark. However, get the OK from your doctor before you jump into it.
4. Pamper Yourself
Pregnancy is the perfect time to pamper yourself. Go for a spa or a manicure and pedicure. Go for a new haircut. Make sure to pamper yourself every once in a while because you deserve it, lady!
5. Try New Things
If you have a lot of free time on your hands, why not make the most of it? Don’t spend all your day thinking about the hormones and the baby. And no, we are not talking about going skiing or rock climbing. But there are lots of other things that you can do, still being pregnant. You can also catch up on your favorite TV series or even go out with your friends.
6. Share The Exciting News
You get to share the news of your pregnancy with your loved ones and see their faces light up.
7. Be Informed
Don’t be oblivious, read and understand about pregnancy and childbirth. Be prepared for what’s coming. Being self-informed will help you deal with everything in a better way. But remember not to go overboard with reading.
8. Be The Boss
Put your feet up and relax. Let someone else take over the cooking and the cleaning. Ask your partner to help as much as he can.
9. Get Motivated To Live A Healthy Life
Eating right and exercising might have seemed like a far-fetched idea until you became pregnant. But now with the new baby on the way, you might have become more health conscious. Try to maintain those habits even after the baby is born.
10. Soak Up The Sun
Go for a morning walk, meditate, or do some yoga with the rising sun.
Laugh at all the hilarious and embarrassing situations you encounter. Try to find humor in everything.
12. Go On Dates
Once the baby is born, date nights will become a scarcity. So make the most of the time you have now to go on dates.
13. Build New Friendships
Check with your community center or hospital about other pregnant women or new moms. Who knows, you might find lasting friendships.
14. Get A Prenatal Massage
It can help you relax and relieve stress from your muscles if done the right way. So, book an appointment right now.
15. Be The Queen
Take long naps and long showers. Buy a pregnancy pillow for a cozy sleep. Watch movies and dance to your favorite song.
16. Eat To Your Heart’s Content
Eat peanut butter or sour crackers or ice cream or burger – anything your heart desires. Don’t feel guilty if you crave for some sugary or fatty foods. But keep a check on your diet.
17. Do Some Shopping
Who doesn’t love to shop? And what better excuse to go for some maternity shopping than your expanding waistline?
18. Keep A Check On Your Nesting Instinct
It’s good to get your house ready for the arrival of the little one. However, if it isn’t exciting anymore and you feel overwhelmed, it’s time to slow things down.
19. Get In Touch With Your Spiritual Side
Get attuned to your spiritual being. Contemplate life and other things. You might even decide that you don’t want to climb the corporate ladder anymore and instead follow your passion.
20. Experiment With Style
Try a new haircut or wear a bright red colored bodycon. Wear outfits and do things that you have wanted to do for so long.
21. Get Your Partner Involved
Your husband or partner may be clueless as to what he can do. Join a birth class together or ask him to give you a pregnancy massage.
22. Focus On The Baby
When you feel achy or low seeing the stretch marks and the swollen feet and your body, focus on the larger picture.
23. Go On A Babymoon
You can take a short trip to a place of your choice and do things that you love. It might be a good idea to get some exclusive time with your partner as well.
24. Click Pictures
Take weekly pictures of your bump or hire a professional photographer for a maternity shoot. Or let your husband be the photographer and start creating memories.
25. Blame It On The Hormones
There are going to be times when no matter what you do, you will feel like you can’t deal with things anymore. Don’t hold yourself back, cry, rage, and then ask your husband to get you some ice cream.
What do you think about our list of 25 ways to love pregnancy? What are the things you do to love being pregnant? We would love to hear from you guys. Do let us know in the comment section below.