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Pampering yourself with Baby on the way

There’s nothing like some expert self-care when you’re managing the daily discomforts of pregnancy. Planning some special pampering can give you something to look forward to when the aches and fatigue of pregnancy have you feeling down.

  • Get a massage: Whether it’s a professional prenatal massage or simply a shoulder and foot rub from your partner, a nice massage can go a long way. If your budget allows, getting a prenatal massage is a great way to relax before giving birth.
  • Go on a babymoon: An increasingly popular way for parents to get away for a nice vacation before baby arrives, the right babymoon can make you feel rejuvenated and relaxed. It’s also a great way to connect with your partner before your new addition arrives.
  • Girls’ night out! Nowhere in the pregnancy rulebook does it say anything about staying in on Friday nights! Gathering up the gang for a fun night on the town is a great way to get some social self-care.
  • Get a mani/pedi: A spa day is a great way to pamper yourself, and you could use your new nail color as a way of celebrating your baby-to-be!
  • Share the load: Sometimes, the best self-care is getting some mental and physical tasks off your plate. Check in with your partner about what would help you most, such as making sure your gas tank is full, making shopping lists or prepping meals, now is a great time to free up time to focus on what matters most.
  • Invest in your favorite solo activities. Whether it’s swimming, painting, or hiking, spending time with yourself can be an amazing way to pamper yourself before baby. 

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