How to have a fun New Year's while pregnant

This New Year's Eve there will be many parties and celebrations, and you shouldn't feel left out if you're pregnant. While you can't guzzle down the champagne like the rest of your family members during this holiday, you can still have plenty of fun without the booze. However, it's important to keep you and your baby's healthin mind when you're out for New Year's.

Listen to your body
During pregnancy, chances are your doctor has told you to "listen to your body." This is important advice, since your body will be sending you signals to let you know what it needs, and these are particularly important to follow if you're spending a night out. During a New Year's celebration, pay attention to what your body is telling you. If your feet are hurting you, then kick off those high heel shoes and take a seat for a while.

Also, while there's likely to be food at any New Year's celebration, you may want to pack some healthy snacks in case they only have junk food. It's important to remember during pregnancy that if you're experiencing a craving, you should try to eat something healthy rather than cookies or cakes that may be present at a New Year's party. Bring some trail mix or cut up veggies so that you'll have something healthy to snack on during the event.

Have a positive environment
New Year's parties can get a little wild, and you want to make sure you're in a safe place. For example, if there are a lot of people smoking around you, should should politely ask them to go somewhere else. Secondhand smoke can be harmful to both you and your baby, so you want to make sure that you stay as far away from it as possible.

Also, if people are drinking and getting rowdy, remember that you need to get plenty of rest while pregnant and shouldn't stay out too late. If you're hosting the event, you should ask your guests to leave at a reasonable hour and continue the party elsewhere.

There's no reason why you can't have fun this New Year's Eve even if you're pregnant, just make sure you're staying safe.
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