Thank you so much for signing up for this course on how to prepare for your baby’s arrival.
While you’re here I wanted to remind you that while it’s important to get ready to take care of your baby it’s also SO important that you’re taking care of yourself, too. That’s why I’m including 50 self care ideas for pregnant moms below. Make sure you choose some of these things to give yourself a little TLC.
Go for a walk
Lay in the sun (not for too long and make sure to suncreen up!)
Eat healthy foods
Eat small, frequent meals
Do some gardening
Watch a movie from start to finish
Take a prenatal class
Do prenatal yoga
Sit on a birth ball and bounce gently
Do some adult colouring
Get some succulent plants
Paint your toenails while you can. When you can’t reach get someone else to do it.
Get a pregnancy massage
Make a playlist for your labour
Make some freezer meals for after your baby arrives
Start a journal to document your pregnancy
Take a bath
Buy some of the essential items you’ll need for baby
Get some nursing tanks
Eat an ice cream cone
Get your hair done
Get a scented lotion so your partner can give you a foot massage:)
Put flowers in a vase in the kitchen
Exercise (talk to your midwife or doctor first)
Drink some sparkling apple juice out of a wine glass
Go see a movie with lots of swearing and violence in it!
Get dressed up for no reason
Start a bullet journal
Read a book that’s not about pregnancy
Have a quiet cup of tea
Cuddle with your partner
Have coffee with a friend
Create some birth affirmation cards
Do something crafty
Watch the sunset
Go on a date
Shut off your phone for an hour or two
Give yourself a manicure
Play a board game with a friend
Go to a museum or art gallery
Spend a night away
Tell yourself “I love you” and really mean it!
Make your favourite dinner
Light a candle
Take care of yourself and I’ll see you in the course!