Being pregnant is such a huge part of life. Being pregnant during the holidays, however, can be magical. For many people, it is a time for gathering with friends and family. It is a time of giving and a time to be grateful for what we have. The perks of being pregnant during the holidays are endless.
One of the hardest things about being pregnant is finding clothes that fit. During the winter, people tend to wear comfier, less form fitting clothes. This is great news for pregnant women who are tired of trying to fit into sundresses. Oversize sweaters, hoodies, boots, leggings, etc. There are so many more pregnancy-friendly options available this time of year.
All the food
Pregnant women need to eat a lot of food to keep up with a growing baby. Luckily, during the holidays there is a lot of food involved. Christmas parties on every side of the family mean a lot of turkey meat, ham, pie, and other great holiday food. Make sure to take advantage of the holiday food and enjoy every minute of it. However, be sure to make sure everything you eat is safe for your growing baby. For more information on food that is not safe to eat during pregnancy, read this article here.
Baby gear jackpot
Since it is the season of giving, family and friends may help you stock up on baby gear. Baby showers are usually helpful for this. However, most people do not have baby showers if it is not their first boy or girl. Christmas is a great time to stock up on anything else you may need.
Warmer body temperature
When you are pregnant, your core body temperature naturally increases. During the summer this makes pregnancy a little rough. Even miserable. However, during the winter, you will feel a lot more comfortable. While everyone else is shivering, you will be nice and toasty. No more having to worry about overheating while outside for a walk. Keep in mind that you will still need to be careful about overheating during indoor exercise. Read our, “Guide to Exercising While Pregnant”, for more information on how to exercise safely.
Pregnancy is rough, and people know this. When you are pregnant you have an excuse to avoid anything that may wear you out. This includes hosting parties, carrying food or gifts, cleaning up after parties, etc. This makes it easier to soak up the holiday spirit and just enjoy your time with everyone.
Pregnant women sometimes need to take every win they can. Life gets crazy and a little overwhelming. These perks of being pregnant during the holidays are such little things but can make pregnancy so much more enjoyable. Do not forget to also check out our liquid prenatal vitamins. Our vitamins are formulated as a liquid for better absorption, so you can have a healthier pregnancy.