Pregnancy is one of the most magical times in a woman's life, but it definitely comes with some limitations. Certain activities that you've enjoyed in the past may no longer be of interest to you anymore (and not only because you can't drink). You are growing another human inside of you, after all. Check out our list of things to do when pregnant that will be fun and exciting for you (and hopefully for bebe too).
Whatever music you're listening to, your baby is as well. Invest in some high-quality headphones or a Bluetooth speaker, and create a playlist full of all your favorite artists. "Start 'em young," as they say. Who knows, maybe down the road you can take credit for your child's eclectic taste in music.
Give your body (and mind!) a break with a massage that's tailored to treat pregnancy-specific symptoms, like backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, and swelling. Take this time to unwind because things are going to speed up before you know it.
You never know what meals are going to be like with a newborn. Book a cooking class for you and your partner before the baby comes. You can learn how to whip up an elegant meal while enjoying each other's company and yummy food.
What not to do while pregnant tip: Make sure you won't be consuming any raw fish, as it's not safe to eat during pregnancy.
Both you and your baby will benefit from a gentle exercise routine. Starting a regimen like yoga in the second trimester can help soothe aches and pains. Plus, prepping with exercise is said to even make childbirth easier. Win-win.
A night out on the town is hard enough to fit in before your newborn has arrived. Be sure to take the time to enjoy a traditional date night with your partner. Book a dinner and a show for a classic night out, just the two of you.
Nine months may seem like a long time, but it's going to be over before you know it. In your second trimester, take a luxurious getaway with your partner to reconnect before the baby comes. Break in your maternity bathing suit, and spend a couple of days relaxing on a beach.
You're going to be spending a lot of time in this room in the near future, so you're going to want to make sure it has everything you need (plus extras). Decorate it to your heart's desire to make it your favorite room in the house.
Reflexology treatment can work as a holistic solution for those difficult and unwanted pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, swollen feet, fatigue, backaches, and cramps. It's not guaranteed to cure your nausea, but at the very least you can get a relaxing foot massage.
What not to do while pregnant tip: Although reflexology is safe, it's not recommended on a pregnant woman during the first 13 weeks, due to the normal risk of miscarriage.