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10 tips for treating yourself

Make time for you, before you become two, with our top tips for pregnancy pampering

You're carrying precious cargo and deserve some pampering for all that hard work! Once the baby arrives you're going to have your hands full, so now's a good time to indulge in some "me time" to help you chill out and relax.

So, you might still have your day job to do, but there's always time for a treat - and we've got 10 great ideas to share. Sit back, relax and read on to find out how to get some quality treat time during your pregnancy.

You might only find time to tick one idea off this list or you may try and fit them all in (now there's a challenge!), but here's our guide to making the most of your pregnancy.

Book a prenatal massage:

A prenatal massage can help to relax tense muscles and generally make you feel good - perfect for your hard-working pregnant body. Find a masseuse who is specifically trained in this type of massage and feel the aches of pregnancy drift away.

Love your skin:

If you're worried about stretch marks during your pregnancy, then you're not alone. Around nine out of 10 women get stretch marks during pregnancy so make time to love and care for your skin. The good news is that they do fade in time and there are plenty of creams and oils to choose from.

Put your best foot forward:

Many women experience aches and swelling in their feet during pregnancy - so why not give them some love and attention. From pedicures, reflexology and foot massages to creams and spa treatments you can use at home, there are plenty of ways to treat your feet.

Hit the shops:

Plan a day to hit the shops with friends or family! Just because you're pregnant (and expanding!) doesn't mean you can't enjoy clothes shopping. With so many high street names offering stylish maternity ranges you'll be spoilt for choice - just don't go too mad, remember you'll only be wearing the clothes for a few months.

Exercise mind and body:

If you want to get some gentle exercise that's good for mind and body, consider yoga or pilates - some places even offer specific pregnancy yoga classes so you can spend some "me time" that's in tune with your body. It's also a great way to meet other pregnant mums.

Sleep like a baby:

It's inevitable that for the first few weeks and months of your baby's life, your sleep patterns are going to be disrupted. Annoyingly, it can be harder to sleep as your pregnancy progresses, but it can help to invest in a maternity pillow to snuggle up and get comfortable with.

The ultimate treat - Go for a spa break:

If a day of pampering, swimming and relaxing sounds like just the ticket then treat yourself to a spa day. From day spas to residential spas there are plenty of options around the UK where you can be pampered and waited on hand and foot.

Quality time with your partner:

Spend some quality time with your partner before the baby arrives. If you have time and can afford to, then a romantic break could be on the cards, but if not, even some trips to the cinema, dinner out or even spending time decorating and furnishing the nursery together can be fun.

Have a soak:

Once the baby is born, long soaks in the bath can become a dim and distant memory for a little while. So while you can, pour in some bubbles, light some candles and relax in a soothing bath. The perfect end to a busy day.

Get fitted:

During your pregnancy your body will swell and you'll be bursting out of your bras (sometimes quite literally). Put some time aside to shop for a good maternity bra, and potentially get a variety of sizes to adapt to your changing shape. The closer to your due date you get, the better the fit will be.

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10 tips for treating yourself

Make time for you, before you become two, with our top tips for pregnancy pampering

You're carrying precious cargo and deserve some pampering for all that hard work! Once the baby arrives you're going to have your hands full, so now's a good time to indulge in some "me time" to help you chill out and relax.

So, you might still have your day job to do, but there's always time for a treat - and we've got 10 great ideas to share. Sit back, relax and read on to find out how to get some quality treat time during your pregnancy.

You might only find time to tick one idea off this list or you may try and fit them all in (now there's a challenge!), but here's our guide to making the most of your pregnancy.

Book a prenatal massage:

A prenatal massage can help to relax tense muscles and generally make you feel good - perfect for your hard-working pregnant body. Find a masseuse who is specifically trained in this type of massage and feel the aches of pregnancy drift away.

Love your skin:

If you're worried about stretch marks during your pregnancy, then you're not alone. Around nine out of 10 women get stretch marks during pregnancy so make time to love and care for your skin. The good news is that they do fade in time and there are plenty of creams and oils to choose from.

Put your best foot forward:

Many women experience aches and swelling in their feet during pregnancy - so why not give them some love and attention. From pedicures, reflexology and foot massages to creams and spa treatments you can use at home, there are plenty of ways to treat your feet.

Hit the shops:

Plan a day to hit the shops with friends or family! Just because you're pregnant (and expanding!) doesn't mean you can't enjoy clothes shopping. With so many high street names offering stylish maternity ranges you'll be spoilt for choice - just don't go too mad, remember you'll only be wearing the clothes for a few months.

Exercise mind and body:

If you want to get some gentle exercise that's good for mind and body, consider yoga or pilates - some places even offer specific pregnancy yoga classes so you can spend some "me time" that's in tune with your body. It's also a great way to meet other pregnant mums.

Sleep like a baby:

It's inevitable that for the first few weeks and months of your baby's life, your sleep patterns are going to be disrupted. Annoyingly, it can be harder to sleep as your pregnancy progresses, but it can help to invest in a maternity pillow to snuggle up and get comfortable with.

The ultimate treat - Go for a spa break:

If a day of pampering, swimming and relaxing sounds like just the ticket then treat yourself to a spa day. From day spas to residential spas there are plenty of options around the UK where you can be pampered and waited on hand and foot.

Quality time with your partner:

Spend some quality time with your partner before the baby arrives. If you have time and can afford to, then a romantic break could be on the cards, but if not, even some trips to the cinema, dinner out or even spending time decorating and furnishing the nursery together can be fun.

Have a soak:

Once the baby is born, long soaks in the bath can become a dim and distant memory for a little while. So while you can, pour in some bubbles, light some candles and relax in a soothing bath. The perfect end to a busy day.

Get fitted:

During your pregnancy your body will swell and you'll be bursting out of your bras (sometimes quite literally). Put some time aside to shop for a good maternity bra, and potentially get a variety of sizes to adapt to your changing shape. The closer to your due date you get, the better the fit will be.

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