If you’re pregnant, you’re probably gotten lots of advice about what not to eat during pregnancy: under cooked meat, soft cheeses, too much caffeine, etc. So, here’s a quick list of tips to help you through Thanksgiving dinner when you’re pregnant:
- Pack Rolaids
Heartburn is pretty common during pregnancy, and stuffing yourself with food will make it worse. So remember to pack some Rolaids or Tums.
- Arrive to Thanksgiving dinner hungry
There will be lots of food groups served at dinner (and lots of food, period!) So, choose healthy options and make this make this dinner count.
- Locate bathrooms
If you notice the bathroom is available, go then. You don’t want to have to pee while having a full stomach AND being pregnant.
- Dress in layers.
You’re probably already running a little warm due to being pregnant. Being in a house where dinner is cooking will make you feel ever warmer. So, it’s smart to wear layers so you’re ready to lose a layer or two when the house really starts getting hot.
- Let others do the work.
Don’t overdo it when you’re helping your family clean up. Now’s your time to use the “frail pregnant woman” excuse. Wash dishes for a few, then complain “Ugh, I feel lightheaded all of a sudden.” Then go sit down and rest.
- Choose your seat wisely
We suggest sitting close to the exit, so you don’t have steer through a bunch of stuff that you could trip over. Bonus if it’s also close to the bathroom.
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that these pregnancy tips will help you on Thursday!
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