The Christmas season is all about parties, shopping, nice outfits, Christmas jumpers, indulging in food and staying out late. But, when you are pregnant things are a little different, not only will you struggle to fit in your usual festive attire, you’ll have to watch what you eat and be extra vigilant when someone hands you a Christmassy drink.

 

To help you have fun and enjoy the festive season, have a read through these handy tips:

 

Buy a plain black dress

Rather than forking out a fortune for a new dress for every single party you are invited to, choose a plain black one or even a festive red and mix and match it with various jewellery and cardigans so it looks slightly different for each event.

 

Don’t be afraid to say no

If you’re tired don’t feel like you are obliged to leave your house. You are pregnant after all, so don’t be afraid to apologise and make your excuses.

 

Be wary of watch you eat

Food poisoning is an unfortunate part of the festive season and can be really dangerous when you are expecting. To avoid it don't eat reheated food and double check that all meats are thoroughly cooked. You will also need to avoid any foods with raw egg like mayonnaise and soft cheeses.

 

Steer clear of festive drinks

Some festive drinks contain alcohol so ask before you drink or simply avoid it – better to be safe than sorry. Other drinks like eggnog contain raw egg and should also be avoided.

 

Pack flats into your bag

Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t dance the night away - just make sure you pop a pair of flats into your handbag for when your feet get sore. Alternatively, ditch the heels for the next nine months and invest in a nice pair of pumps.

 

Bring your own drink

When you are going to a party make sure to bring your own non-alcoholic beverage, this will save you either simply drinking water or spending the entire party looking for something suitable to drink.

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