Our lives are currently a haze of family gatherings, dinner parties and pub catch-ups. And then there’s the booze. And the food. Lots of booze and food. Sounds like bucket loads of fun, right? Well, yes, but a little less so when you’re pregnant.
However, just because you’re about to welcome a little bundle of joy into the world, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy socialising and all it entails.
Tip #1: Look after your feet
It’s highly likely you’ll find yourself standing quite a lot during a gathering, and your feet are likely to feel it.
With the added weight of the baby putting pressure on the balls of your feet and heels, popping feet cushions or heel inserts into your shoes before heading out will ensure you stay comfortable for a whole lot longer.
Tip #2: Always have deodorant handy
Because when you’re carrying a baby, you tend to get hot. All. The. Time.
Throw a mini spray deodorant in your handbag for instant freshness when you’re out and about, and amp up your anti-perspirant protection.
Tip #3: Make the most of mocktails
OK, so alcohol is basically off limits. Tough, but true.
However, instead of sulking in the corner because of your lack of boozy buzz, reach for a delicious mocktail instead.
Have fun with different tasty fruits and refreshing fizzy drinks, and you’ll soon forget you’re going sans the vodka. Promise.
Tip #4: Stash snacks in your handbag
Or, better yet, have a nibble on some pregnancy-friendly foods before you leave the house.
That way, it doesn’t matter how many ‘banned’ foods are on offer (read: cured or rare meats, eggs and soft cheeses such as brie), you’ll never find yourself feeling overly hungry.
Tip #5: Find a quiet corner
Stress is never good for the body, but it’s even more important to stay cool, calm and collected when you’re carrying an unborn child.
So, if the partygoers are getting a little wild and the music a little loud, don’t be afraid to find your own peace and quiet away from the crowd.
If the ladies’ room is your only available retreat, keeping some essentials oils in your bag is smart – the wonderful uplifting properties will soothe the mind almost instantly.
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