Summer Fun While Pregnant
Summer is a time when everyone slows down, enjoys the sunshine, and takes a few vacation days. Even if you are not jet-setting over the next few months due to an impending due date, you can waddle your way outside for a little Vitamin D.
Summer Fun While Pregnant
Clear your mind and pick up a few great books to read this summer. You can utilize the library or library apps for free copies or head to the nearest local bookstore and invest in a few you may want to pass on to friends later. Not sure what to read? Spend a little time on the Goodreads website looking through different genres, but a great Romcom won’t disappoint. – especially if it involves pregnancy or motherhood!
They might be labeled ‘beach reads,’ but you don’t have to get sandy. Enjoy your book on the back porch, in bed, or with your loving partner fanning you and feeding you frozen grapes.
Everyone seems to be sipping margaritas with their perfect tans right about now, right? You can skip that hangover and still have a fun time with friends. Pull out the blender and whip up flavorful, hydrating mocktails that will help keep you cool through the hottest summer days. In need of inspiration? Try our favorite Virgin Pina Colada
You can use the long summer days to skip using the oven and beg for that backyard bbq grill to be lit! Grilled chicken, burgers, fish, and veggies will fill you up and keep you happy. Make sure to make leftovers for lunches so you really don’t have to do much cleaning.
Even a neighborhood pool calls for a comfortable pregnancy pool float. There’s nowhere better to be than weightless in the water while carrying extra baby pounds. There are specialty versions, but a simple inflatable raft will do the trick.
State Park Trail Walking
Invest in the annual State Parks pass (or National Parks if you are within driving distance to a few). You’ll find shaded trails to walk, beautiful water, and wildlife. It’s a great way to get exercise in!
A body scrub and massage will have you feeling spoiled and relaxed this summer. Beat the heat by spending an entire day being pampered and rubbed on.
There are dozens of creative milkshake recipes you can try, or you can add in flavors to meet your pregnancy cravings. While technically a dessert, if you add in a little avocado to a milkshake (for creaminess), perhaps you can consider it a side dish! If you are skipping the dairy, grab an almond milk or coconut milk version of your favorite ice-cream and start stirring. You should definitely add a tiny umbrella to really fancy it up!