People say that being pregnant in the summer is difficult.
I agree, but I think there’s another time of year that’s hard.
I think it’s more challenging to deal with all the changes that pregnancy brings during the holidays.
That’s why I’m sharing these tips for expectant moms who want to enjoy the holidays.
Tip 1: Understand your limits and plan accordingly
Pregnancy causes all sorts of changes to our bodies.
It affects the way we eat, sleep, look, and feel.
It’s important to understand the new – and temporary – limits it creates.
For example, you might need to bring your own non-alcoholic bottle of bubbly to the family get-together.
And you might not be able to enjoy all the tasty goodies that you normally would.
Holiday shopping isn’t nearly as much fun when you’re constantly running to the bathroom and your feet swell.
Being aware of these challenges is good.
Don’t let it bring you down. You’re not a wet blanket and most people are very understanding.
You can still have a great time with a little preparation.
Buy yourself a pair of comfortable shoes for pregnant women.
Carry healthy (not sugary) snacks and bottled water with you. If you stay hydrated and keep your blood sugar balanced, you’ll have more energy. It can also improve your mood.