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How to Handle the Holidays while Pregnant

There’s so much hustle and bustle happening during the holidays. When you add in your growing baby bump, surviving the holidays while pregnant seems nearly impossible. So, what’s the trick? Check out these tips from Maternity Traders to not only survive, but enjoy the holiday season this pregnancy.

Pace Yourself

No matter what is on your list, you’ll never survive the holidays while pregnant if you don’t pace yourself. Look at your to-do list and decide what is absolutely essential to making your Christmas bright. Then, only do those things. Once you’ve decided one your to-do list, start early and focus on one or two tasks at a time. Your holiday will still come together without the frazzled feelings.

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Do What You Want

Make this holiday season about you. Yep, I said it.  Take this holiday season and do what you want to do, especially if this is your first baby. After baby comes, your new bundle of joy will be the main focus this time of year (and all the time, really). So enjoy these holidays while pregnant. The world will not end if you don’t attend every single holiday party you’re invited to. Cuddle on the couch with your hubby and enjoy all the holiday chick flicks you want!

Get Some Rest

Growing a baby is no joke! Your body is going through so many changes, it needs all the rest it can get. Take advantage of long weekends and holidays off work to get some extra shut eye. No need to feel guilty, you’ve earned it.

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Eat, Drink, & Be Merry

Some might argue that the best part of the holidays is all the amazing food and drink! Moderation is key when enjoying all the holiday treats. Yes, of course, you’ll have to pass on the champagne and spiked eggnog. But there are still plenty of ways to indulge in the holiday spirit. Make a mocktail or take an extra cookie when you pass by. Don’t deprive yourself of your holiday favorites, but make sure you’re making room for the nutrients you and your growing bump need.


Enjoying the holidays while pregnant doesn’t have to be daunting! Enjoy this holiday season! Before you know it, your arms will be filled with the greatest gift you could have ever hoped for!