Expectant Mum? Here’s How to Survive Christmas


With pregnancy comes a whole host of emotional and physical changes and the Christmas period can be crazy enough when you’re not pregnant!

We have all been there for that moment you are looking in the mirror and hating what you’re wearing and standing in a room full of people who are drinking and eating things that you can’t.

Here are a few tips to get through Christmas and the New Year:


If you are in the early stages of pregnancy and don’t want anyone to wonder why you are just drinking water, it might just be easier to take and hold that glass of wine.

You can always take it into the bathroom with you and pour out a little to make it look like it is going down!

If you are later in your pregnancy and you still fancy celebrating with some bubbles, why not get some nonalcoholic drink but putting it in a champagne or fancy cocktail glass!

What you can and can’t eat

Many canapes can include meat and fish that are not fully cooked through which means they aren’t pregnant friendly.

Opt for the vegetarian dishes as there is no risk of uncooked food.

To avoid things that will repeat on you and give you indigestion, why not have a few snacks before going to a party so you aren’t relying on the food at the party.

Start a new tradition

Next year you will have a new addition to the family, so why not start a new tradition to continue over the coming years with your family.

Whether is spending time as a family watching a film, driving around to see the Christmas lights or making holiday themed foods, doing something new is a great way to make the season special.

Delegate like a professional

Pregnancy is hard enough without all the running around! So why not make it easier and delegate to those around.

Make it easier on yourself and try to take a back seat. Your life will be so much easier by bossing people around rather than suffering to get things done.

Be comfortable

Don’t squeeze yourself into a tight dress while wearing heels you can’t walk in and suffer.

You can be comfortable and look good so please do.

Once you are at the party, take a seat. It is tiring during pregnancy so let people come to you while you’re sitting down.

Stay well rested

Like we said, pregnancy is exhausting and can get uncomfortable in the later stages, so make it easier for yourself and get some rest.

Take naps throughout the day and get a good night’s sleep.

Take time for yourself, put your feet up and treat yourself to relaxing evenings to destress.

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