After you discovered you were pregnant and the initial excitement died down a little, you probably started to realize that pregnancy is one long waiting game.
If you are like most moms-to-be then you probably can’t wait to meet your little one, and right now there’s not much else you can think about, except your growing bump and impending new arrival.
So what better way to pass the time than with some fun things to do when pregnant and bored.
From pregnancy activities at home, to fun activities for couples and things to do with friends, let’s take a look at 20 of the most fun things to do while pregnant.
Fun Activities For Pregnant Women
Here are some great activities for expecting moms to do alone, as well as some fun things to do while pregnant with friends:
1. Shopping Trip
A shopping spree is right up there among the best (and most fun) things to do while pregnant.
You can either shop for your baby, and start buying everything from onesies, pyjamas, sleep sacks and blankets, or start building your postpartum wardrobe so that you’re all set when you leave hospital.
2. Pampering Session
There’s no better time to pamper yourself than while pregnant, so what better time than the present to get your hair done, enjoy some spa time or get a relaxing foot massage.
Pamper sessions are also a really fun thing to do while pregnant with friends, so why not ask a few of your best friends to join you too.
3. Prenatal Massage
Treat yourself to a prenatal massage, especially as experts advise prenatal massages can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and even improve labor outcomes.
Prenatal yoga is not only a great way to relax and have fun, but experts believe it can also improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety and even strengthen the muscles needed for childbirth.
Swimming is a lot of fun and a great way to cool down if you’re naturally feeling a little hot while pregnant.
But best of all, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, swimming is one of the safest forms of exercise during pregnancy and can reduce back pain.
Swimming in the sea is safe during pregnancy, as is snorkelling, but just make sure you don’t schedule in any scuba diving, as this activity is not deemed safe for pregnant women.
6. Painting Class
A very easy and fun pregnancy activity at home is to indulge in a little painting.
Even if you think you have no artistic talent, painting can still be a lot of fun, and if you let yourself go and enjoy the moment, you may even surprise yourself at what you’ve created.
While oil paints are not recommended, acrylics and watercolors are safe for pregnant women.
7. Take Out
Why not give in to those pregnancy cravings and sample all those amazing restaurants you’ve been meaning to try but haven’t got round to yet.
8. Mocktail Party
While alcohol and cocktails are off the menu, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the odd mocktail or non-alcoholic drink.
You can every throw a mocktail party, which is a really fun thing to do with your friends while you are pregnant.
9. Girl’s Trip
For those of you who are feeling a little adventurous and have the budget, why not plan a trip with your best friends?
A spa trip can be a great all-round option, because even your friends that aren’t pregnant will love the idea of getting facials and massages.
10. Start A Baby Registry
If you are planning on having a baby shower then there’s a good chance you’re going to need a baby registry.
Start thinking about not only those things you want to add to your baby registry, but also those items you may want to avoid adding to your registry too.
Fun Activities For Pregnant Couples
Are you looking for some cool, romantic and fun things you can do with your partner or husband while pregnant?
When your baby arrives, you and your partner’s lives will never be quite the same again.
Spending time alone as a couple will probably be in short supply for who knows how long, so why not make the most of this current period and enjoy some quality time together!
Here are some lovely ideas to take inspiration from, some of which would make a cute date night for a pregnant couple.
1. Recreate First Date
A fun and romantic way to spend some time with your partner before your baby is born is to recreate your first date.
You can reminisce about your early days as a couple and look back on how far you’ve come together, from that first date all the way to starting a family.
If the weather permits, then another romantic and enjoyable pastime for pregnant couples is to have a picnic together.
Enjoy some good food, lovely scenery, fresh air and perhaps even a mocktail or two together.
Take in some fresh air, enjoy the view and get your daily pregnancy exercise with a hike or some gentle backpacking with your partner.
You can always combine it with the picnic idea above, especially as there are not many things more romantic than a picnic with your loved one while taking in stunning scenery and a gorgeous sunset.
And if you are feeling more adventurous, why not book a camping trip together!
Did you know that according to UNICEF, music has an effect on brain development before birth, so why not enjoy a concert with your partner while pregnant.
From the driving range to a round of mini golf, a little bit of golfing together is a really fun day out and a great option for those competitive couples out there!
If you and your partner are animal lovers then visiting your local zoo could be a fun thing to do together.
And if the weather isn’t great then you could always opt for an aquarium instead.
7. Couples Massage
There aren’t many things more relaxing than a good massage, and chances are your partner will appreciate a massage almost as much as you right now.
8. Photo Shoot
A couples photo shoot is the perfect excuse to get dressed up and look fabulous while showing off your beautiful pregnancy bump.
Once your child is a little older you’ll love the opportunity to show them photos that were taken in the build up to their birth.
9. Binge Session
It won’t be long before pretty much all you watch is cartoons and toddler-friendly Disney classics.
So take the opportunity to have a binge session with your partner, where you can both sit back, put your feet up and watch your favorite movies or that binge-worthy TV series all your friends keep talking about.
10. Staycation or Babymoon
Traveling with a young baby isn’t particularly easy, especially when you have to consider the huge list of things you’ll need to pack in your case.
Depending on where you live or your budget, why not go on a little staycation or even plan an overseas trip for a few days?
A long weekend in a fancy hotel, that city you’ve always wanted to visit or a peaceful few days surrounded by nature are all fun activities for pregnant couples to enjoy together.