(Closed) What do you do for fun while pregnant?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Do you like to read?  I read two great books this year.  Unbroken and Gone Girl.  Really different both but both really enthralling.

 

Also, what about pre-natal yoga classes?  That might help your hip and back pain.

 

Another idea is you could cook some meals to freeze and eat after the baby is born.  If your significant other works you could make cupcakes or cookies to bring into work.  Or you could send care packages/cards to out of town friends and family.

 

I’m only 12 weeks along but hopefully I’ll remember these suggestions when I get to your point 🙂

 

Good luck with these last few weeks!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you find a pool to slowly swim around in? Even using a board to float and kick? Its good exercise, will releive some pressure and pain somewhat and can be fun.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ThreeMeers:  +1 Lots of my friends have told me that swimming really made them feel better late in the pregnancy because it took the weight off their bones.

A prenatal massage?

Pedicure/manicure/facial?

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m only 26 weeks but for the last 2-3 months I’ve been going for a prenatal massage twice a month. I was recommended this lady who charges $60/60 mins and it’s unreal. I’ve been to a few spas where I’ve spend $150/60 mins and this massage blows those massages out of the water. It’s so comforting and relaxing. Plus this girl leaves flavored water ( like strawberry mint, lemon lime, etc ) fruit and dark chocolate platter for after the massage. 

So I say treat yourself to a massage they’re worth it! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@marjojo:  pregnancy pilates!!!! Your legs and hips will love you for it. i took my friend she was pregnant with twins! And she loved it. Walk!!!! Walk everywere. watch gossip girl season. 1 to 5!!! Or gilmore girls 1 to 7!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

At this point, I am just surviving 🙂  Do whatever you can to try to relax and feel better.  I really know what you are going through- being pregnant all winter was hard- it was so cold here and I really didn’t know what the heck to do.  Having Darling Husband massage me makes me feel better and helps me relax and gets my mind off things.  Other than that, I have been playing a lot of bejeweled!  Whatever works!  I try to go for a short walk 5-6 times a week and that helps me feel better.  I met up with a friend who treated me to lunch and that was nice.  We also go to an art gallery occasionally.  I like to get out of the house when it is nice (rare here right now!)  We relax in bed at night and he massages my ribs (they hurt so bad!)  We watched a lot of woody allen movies- and laying on my left side feels better than sitting, though getting in and out of bed is like an olympic event. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@marjojo:  You don’t need a traditional swim suit. Call the pool and inquire about their swim suit policy; you may be fine in a sports bra, t-shirt and work out shorts.

Some local forest perserves have guided walks, that may be a fun way to get out of the house and get some sunshine.

Finally, while it is only for a few weeks, can you volunteer at your local dog shelter? The shelter I used to volunteer at encouraged volunteers people just to sit with the dog and pet them-providing their walks were taken care of.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Swimming and prenatal pilates. I also read a LOT but I didn’t mind sitting still. Frankly I preferred to just languish on the couch, in a chair, or in bed those last few weeks. But swimming (you just have to get over being in a swimsuit- it’s worth it!!) and pilates/yoga were fantastic.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m only 13 weeks but here are a few ideas based on what I’ve been doing so far and/or plan to do:

  • Hiking or scenic walks.
  • In Canada we have a company called Supperworks where you go in and make freezer meals. They have all the ingredients ready so it means no grocery shopping and all the prep work is done.  If I go with a friend we make a fun evening of it.  Perhaps there’s something similar in your area?
  • I definitely have been enjoying facials, mani-pedis and massages at the spa.
  • Enjoy a nice bubble bath while reading.

I haven’t done much swimming so far but certainly plan to once summer arrives where I’m at.  Good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@KH:  Love your suggestion of helping out at the shelter.  

@LyndzJM:  Your pre-natal massages sound amazing.  How did you find your place?  I need to do some research and find someone who specializes in this around here.  I’m a wedding photographer and after being on my feet for 10 hours + carrying 12 lbs of equipment I NEED a massage the day after my weddings.  I can’t even imagine what it will be like for my August/September weddings when I’m 7 months pregnant.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@marjojo:  Roll around on the floor while watching Netflix or Hulu? I vote for watching a Coupling marathon; if you haven’t seen the show before, it’s the British version of Friends.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@marjojo:  I would still look into swimming. I would get a cheap bikini from Target or something so it doesn’t have to be an actual maternity suit. I know you sound uncomfortable with your body, but just throw a large crappy T-shirt over it if you don’t want your belly hanging out. It sounds like the best option to be active and relax!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@traceyjoy:  we were actually recommended this massage studio through some members of my husbands crossfit group. They all go to her for deep massages after training hard. It’s nice because she gives us a discount as so many membera go to her. Just a fluke that she’s amazing for prenatal as well.

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