Pregnant during the Christmas Period? Read these tips!
Whilst pregnant, I found the Christmas period so different than I had to another year, people automatically assumed I would be happy to be designated driver, everyone would give me extra portions of food (not a bad perk!) and I didn’t have to help out with the turkey at my parent’s house.. another perk!
I’ve written a few tips below on enjoying Christmas time, let me know of any others that you can think of!
Enjoy it! Christmas should be no different to any other year, if you’re a pate lover like me – it can be a challenge but find other things to enjoy instead!
Take time out if you need it, leave the Christmas party early if you need to. It can be quite exhausting growing a human, socialising and standing on your feet for an evening – Don’t feel bad about leaving the party early, people get it.
Get out in the fresh air – The crisp air and short walks are perfect over Christmas!
Have a PJ day – have a day at home watching your favourite films, lots of snuggles and get the oxytocin flowing!
Eat! – Yes, there are a few things that aren’t recommended but you can enjoy so much still. Chocolate is still okay right?!
Get testing the mocktails – This is a perfect opportunity to try a variety of flavors, and no hangover!
Take lots of pictures over Christmas that you can show your baby when they arrive!
Have a lie-in or a nice soak in the bath –
Make plenty of time for yourself and plan out what self-care goals you are going to do over the next few months
Get reading! The perfect opportunity to catch up on any books that you want to enjoy
Practice hypnobirthing techniques!
Don’t be afraid to say no to invitations
If you’re looking to do a hypnobirthing class in Leeds, Bradford or Harrogate in 2020 – get in touch. I offer group courses, private classes and online classes for those a little further afield!
The diary is now open for January 2020 onwards!
Ready to feel empowered and get ready for your birth?