February is here, and that means one thing: Valentine's Day!
We love Valentine's Day. It's romantic, it can be really fun, and it's the perfect way to spend time with your partner. If you're pregnant, however, a night out on the town might be the last thing on your mind.
Date nights might be a thing of the past, and it may seem like Valentine's Day while pregnant isn't worth the effort.
But just because you have a little one on the way doesn't mean you can't enjoy the romance. Celebrating Valentine's Day while pregnant means you may have to get creative and switch up your usual plans, but there's no better time to show your partner how much you love each other. Plus, it might be the last alone time you'll have for a while.
If you're looking for what to do on Valentine's Day while pregnant, we have you covered. From all-out pampering to getting creative, here are 14 Valentine’s Day ideas when pregnant to try this year.
1. Relieve tension with a couples' massage
If you thought that a couples' massage was off the table this Valentine's Day because you're pregnant, we have great news. Pregnancy massages are actually encouraged if you're more than 3 months pregnant.
Carrying a baby puts a lot of strain on your body, so kneading and rolling out those aches and pains will help you feel more at ease as well as increase circulation. It's also a great way to bond with your baby. And doing it with your partner by your side? Even better.
Just make sure you book with a certified pregnancy masseuse, as pregnancy massages are a specialist field.
2. Strike a pose with a pregnancy photoshoot
Baby bump photos are becoming more and more popular for pregnant women. Another Valentine’s Day idea when pregnant is to gift your partner with fun or sexy pregnancy photos.
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but sometimes, mums-to-be don't feel as glamorous or as beautiful as they'd like. A pregnancy photoshoot is a nice way to boost confidence and highlight your new body in an empowering, sexy way.
The best part is that you don't even need to hire a photographer if you're on a budget. You can DIY your own photoshoot with a camera, a timer, and a tripod or stand. Your partner can even play director and take the photos for you; just use a timer on the camera to capture pictures of the two of you.
3. Bring the spa to you
Having a pamper session can be a lovely thing to do as a couple. However, booking a spa appointment on Valentine's Day while pregnant might be a little challenging, so why not bring the spa to you?
Get some face masks, bath bombs, and lotions. Put on some relaxing music, light your favourite candles, run a bath, and don your comfiest robes. Spend the evening basking in the calm together.
4. Enjoy the outdoors and go for a walk
Staying active during pregnancy is good for your mind and your body. So one of our favourite Valentine's Day ideas when pregnant is to go for a scenic walk.
It's both a cheap and fun way to spend time together and also enjoy the great outdoors. Pack a picnic or your favourite snacks and a flask and go somewhere you've never been before. We know it's a little chilly in February so wrap up warm. If you're in the later stages of pregnancy, going for a long walk can also be a good way to encourage labour.
5. Try out a new restaurant
Is there a restaurant that you've had your eye on for a while but haven't got around to trying? If so, why not go out for a nice meal together.
This is a classic Valentine’s Day date idea, pregnant or not. Just make sure to avoid certain foods and ingredients. If you're worried about crowds, you could always go out for lunch or breakfast.
6. Shop for your little one
Valentine's Day while pregnant can be a great time to hit the shops as a couple and stock up on things you'll need for your new baby. From looking at nursery furnishings to stocking up on diapers, a day out on the town is a lovely way to bond as a couple and get excited about the arrival of your little one.
7. Exchange presents
Usually, when you think of presents you think of Christmas, not Valentine’s Day. But sharing gifts allows you to show your appreciation for each other. While flowers and chocolates are nice, try and think outside the box and get creative.
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8. Hit the theatre or the cinema
If you don’t mind sitting for long periods of time, going to the theatre or seeing a movie is another nice Valentine’s Day idea when pregnant. Once the baby comes, it might be hard to find the time to hit the town as a couple, so make the most of it while you can.
9. Announce your pregnancy
There’s nothing more romantic than telling everyone there’s a baby on the way! If you’re still in your earlier stages of pregnancy and haven’t told anyone yet, Valentine’s Day might be the perfect time to announce. There are so many cute Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcement ideas out there. If you’re ready to tell the world, doing it on the day of love will be memorable and exciting.
10. Keep it simple by staying in
Keeping it simple can often be one of the nicest things to do.
Pregnancy can be tiring, so if you're not feeling up for a night out, don't stress. You can spend a nice, romantic evening in by ordering takeaway and watching a movie.
You don't always need to go out to enjoy yourselves. Sometimes the best dates are the ones that happen in your living room.
11. Learn something new by taking a class
If you both like to learn and try new things, taking a class is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day while pregnant. You can attend a cooking class and learn new recipes, or even take a life drawing class!
You can use sites like Groupon to search for deals. Check out your local community centre to see if they have anything on. If you’re looking to shake things up, this is a perfect way to not only spend time together but also meet new people and learn new skills.
12. Spend the evening with your loved ones
Yes, Valentine’s Day is all about romance, but spending time with your family and friends is just as important. Why not host a Valentine’s Day dinner party or board game night and celebrate together? This is a nice option for other couples who aren’t big on romantic Valentine's celebrations, plus it’s a chance for any of your single friends to not feel alone.
13. Get creative and make cards for each other
Get out the glitter, break out the markers, and get in touch with your creative side! Cards are a beautiful way to express your love and appreciation for your partner. You can write down all the things you love about them and share how great you think they’ll be as a parent. This is an easy Valentine’s Day idea to do while pregnant.
14. Do something you've never done before
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to do something that you've never done before. If you want to go and stay in a hotel a few towns away, go for it.
Want to try yoga? Do it! The opportunities are endless. Just make sure that whatever you decide is safe for you and your baby.
These are just a few ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day while pregnant. Whatever you choose, we hope you have an amazing evening full of love, romance, and relaxation. Happy Valentine’s Day!