Enjoying The Holidays While Pregnant- What To Expect
Being pregnant during the holiday season can be quite the experience. From carefully watching what you eat to taking precautions while traveling, there’s a lot to keep in mind during this time.
Nonetheless, it’s a great time to enjoy yourself with your loved ones and make memories to last you for a lifetime!
If this is your first time being pregnant around the holidays, here are some tips to help you navigate the season.
Prepare ahead of time
Being pregnant can be a little unpredictable in terms of how you feel daily. Some days you may feel grand while other days can be a little slow.
What helps in these moments is making sure that you sort through your holiday preparations ahead of time. Make a list of what you need to do early, and start checking off these tasks gradually.
This way, you can avoid last-minute shopping runs, forgetting important details, and finding the time to rest between tasks so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Remember, it’s always okay to ask for help if you feel like you’re reaching a point of exhaustion!
Schedule an appointment before the holidays
To help take some of the crazy schedules and to do lists off your plate, schedule a prenatal appointment before the holidays officially begin.
During your appointment, ask your healthcare provider how to go about handling any minor symptoms that you may develop during this time. It could also be helpful to ask about traveling and what to do if you might need to seek emergency help while you are away.
In general, it’s a good idea to get an overall checkup to make sure you’re doing well before the festivities begin!
Be mindful of what you eat
The holiday food and drinks are probably one of the highlights of any celebration! While it’s okay to indulge and have fun, you need to be a little mindful of what you’re eating.
Try to avoid foods that are harder to digest since your metabolism is slowed during pregnancy. Avoid eating large quantities of greasy food, dairy, meat, etc. that may cause you to feel bad.
Travel with your health records
If you have had an uneventful, healthy pregnancy so far, it’s probably safe for you to travel. Nonetheless, it’s always good to have your healthcare provider give you the final green light before you go ahead with your plans.
When traveling, keep a copy of all of your latest health records with you. Should you need any medical help while you’re away, it helps to have these documents on you. And feel free to give us a call if you have any questions along the way!
With all of that said, remember to take loads of pictures and we hope you are enjoying the holidays while pregnant!