10 Valentine's Day ideas to do when pregnant

Pregnant woman and partner making heart shape over tummy

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 romance isn’t for you, why not celebrate Galantine's Day instead. This week should be all about having a good time with those you’re closest to. Although of course, if you're pregnant, a night out on the town might need to be reined in a little. 

There are still plenty of things you can do to enjoy this special week, however. 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 things to do on Valentine's Day while pregnant, we have you covered. From all-out pampering to getting creative, here are 10 Valentine’s Day ideas when pregnant to try this year.


1. Relieve tension with a couples' massage

    man and woman relaxing having a 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

    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. Enjoy the outdoors and go for a walk

        man and pregnant woman feeling baby bump
        Regular exercise 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 a cheap and fun way to spend time together and a great way to enjoy the arrival of spring flowers. 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.


        4. 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.


          5. 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. 

            Stuck for ideas? Why not hint to your other half that you’d like a Secret Saviours Stretch Mark Prevention Kit. Our award-winning 3-step system is clinically proven to prevent stretch marks and has saved thousands of women from stretch marks all over the world.


            6. 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.


              7. Announce your pregnancy 

              Pregnant black woman and partner looking at laptop

                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.


                8. Spread the love, with friends and family

                Spread the love, with friends and family

                  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. 


                  9. 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.

                    10. 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. 

                      Pregnant couple sat on floor in yoga gear

                      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, and whoever you spend it with, we hope you have an amazing evening full of love and relaxation. Happy Valentine’s Day!