Pregnancy will, of course, change your life; however, there are some aspects of it that you probably wouldn’t have even considered until they happen.
You may never have imagined you’d be pregnant around the same time as either you or one of your best friends is getting married. Involvement in the wedding experience suddenly becomes a bit trickier; going to a dress fitting having no idea what size you’ll be on the day, or trying to get the best out of the traditional hen party celebration can be frustrating. Going out on the town and enjoying a bottle of wine with friends followed by dancing the night away suddenly isn’t an option anymore.
Despite the difficulties that will inevitably arise, there is absolutely no need to sacrifice your enjoyment of the day. There are still plenty of ways to enjoy a hen party just as much as everyone else, if not more considering the absence of a hangover! Plus, you’ll remember everything and be able to laugh about the funniest stories with the girls reminding them of what they said or did the night before.
Below we take a lot at a few ideas and tips to help you get the most out of the hen party…
This is an incredibly popular hen party idea whereby you get to be pampered in the comfort of your own home; perfect if you’re pregnant as you won’t need to worry about having to get yourself out and about which can be stressful.
With a chocolate making session, not only do you learn how to make various delights (and eat them in the process), but you also get to sit down which is ideal if you’re pregnant. It also helps satisfy any potential cravings you may be experiencing for chocolate – which has also been linked to serotonin levels which give you that natural good feeling post-chocolate feasting.
For those in search of a classier affair then afternoon tea is a must. You get the chance to really spend some quality time with your friends whilst also enjoying a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
Try not to get carried away in all of the fun, remember you are pregnant and there are certain things you can’t do such as be thrown about on a horse on a hen weekend in Edinburgh. Also, plan ahead and think about things like making sure you know how to get back to the hotel if you need to leave earlier than everyone else.
Make sure you rest when you can, you’ll last longer and you’ll be able have more fun during the main events. Take everything you need to help you feel as comfortable as possible, from extra drinks and food, to comfortable clothes and shoes if you’re spending time waiting around whilst there are activities going on.
Don’t feel like you’re missing out if you go home early from an evening out; it’s likely you’ll be there for the most important part anyway, only missing out on yet more drinking where the memories begin to haze!
So there you go, experiencing a hen party whilst pregnant doesn’t have to be a major stress. There are still plenty of ideas for a classier and less active hen weekend which you can all still enjoy and make it a day to remember.