Pregnant at ChristmasAs Christmas and New Year’s Eve draw near, invitations to various parties from friends, family, and work are likely pouring in. For surrogate mothers carrying a baby for enthusiastic Intended Parents, navigating the holiday season can be a bit challenging. Here are a few ways to still enjoy the festivities while keeping you and the baby healthy.

Opt for Mocktails

Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. While your beverage choices might be more restricted, there are plenty of delightful and non-alcoholic mocktails that serve as excellent alternatives. Try options like non-alcoholic ciders, a refreshing cranberry spritzer, or virgin versions of your favorite drinks.

Maintain a Balanced Diet

Holiday buffets can be tempting, but striving for balance is essential. While enjoying savory treats, incorporate healthy options into your plate. Politely decline food offers if necessary; you’re not obligated to accept seconds just because they’re offered.

Avoid Skipping Meals

While balanced eating is crucial, it’s equally important not to skip any meals. The baby requires regular feedings throughout the day and night.

Prioritize Adequate Rest

Don’t overexert yourself. Although it might be tempting to say yes to every holiday event, allowing your body sufficient time to rest is crucial. Most doctors recommend that pregnant women aim for 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. Insufficient rest can pose various health risks, including an elevated risk of miscarriage.

Embrace the Festivities

Remember, you’re offering the most extraordinary gift to the Intended Parents. Once the baby is delivered, you’ll have the opportunity to raise a toast with genuine champagne. For now, revel in the holiday festivities like a pregnant rock star and enjoy the unique journey of being a surrogate.

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If you are interested in learning more about surrogacy options or are interested in becoming a surrogate mother, please contact us at 713-622-1144, and we will be here to help you with any questions.