Pregnancy is usually a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but it can involve stress, exhaustion and frayed tempers from time to time. Valentine’s day represents the perfect opportunity to express your love to your pregnant partner, but it’s important to send a message of love and thoughtfulness. These five Valentine’s Day gifts are certain to give the love of your life something to smile about during her pregnancy.
- Prenatal Massage
If you think that your partner would appreciate a practical gift this year, why not treat her to a prenatal massage? A massage by a fully trained professional may help to alleviate many of the aches and pains that go hand in hand with being pregnant, and there is evidence to suggest that prenatal massage can reduce stress and anxiety too. The latest techniques also address muscles tightness and circulation, so a prenatal massage could be the perfect way of helping your partner through the more unpleasant aspects of pregnancy.
- A Date Night
The surge of hormones that takes place during a pregnancy can trigger mood swings, stress and worry. It’s important that you use the opportunity of Valentine’s Day to demonstrate to your partner that you understand, and that you’re both ‘in it together’. A simple date night is a great way to keep the romantic flame burning during pregnancy, as it can reinforce the love, intimacy and togetherness in your relationship.
If you want to keep things simple, you can cook dinner at home, light some candles and invest in a box of chocolates. Have a movie ready to play after your meal, and make sure you won’t be disturbed for the evening. Alternatively, you can plan a romantic dinner at a local restaurant, and combine it with a romantic walk, limo ride or theatre visit. Pregnant women will often need extra comfort, support and pampering when they’re pregnant. A date night is the perfect way to let your partner know that you still desire her.
- Maternity Clothing
During the latter stages of pregnancy, many women fall into the habit of wearing anything that fits. If you have noticed that your partner is relying on the same T-shirts, leggings and baggy dresses, why not show her you care by giving her a stylish maternity outfit this Valentine’s Day? Despite having a growing bump, many women still like to feel smart and desirable – which can be a difficult feat to achieve without a fully equipped wardrobe. If you’re unsure about what your partner will wear, buy her a gift voucher for a leading maternity boutique.
- A Personal Trainer
If your partner has expressed her intention to get back into shape shortly after she gives birth, she might be delighted to receive a digital weight loss plan for women this Valentine’s Day. The Kiqplan Healthy Baby Bump programme is an intuitive mobile fitness app – specifically designed for new mums who want to lose their baby bump as quickly as possible.
After entering some basic information, your partner will be able to link the Kiplan programme with a Fitbug activity tracker. This provides real-time information on the number of steps taken and miles travelled. Your partner will then be given workout videos, advice and motivation based on her specific fitness level and weekly goals. She’ll even be sent nutritious recipes and lifestyle advice, depending on her progress reports. In effect, you will be giving your partner her very own dietician and personal trainer – which can both be carried around with her wherever she goes.
- A Foot Spa
Getting around on foot during the latter stages of a pregnancy can be tough on the ankles and feet, so what better way to tell your partner that you feel her pain than by giving her a foot spa this Valentine’s Day? The latest models feature adjustable temperature settings, and the top-of-the-range options will also deliver a relaxing massage to the soles of the feet at the same time.
Too many couples allow Valentine’s Day to pass by when a baby is on the way. However, with the right gift and some quality time together, you and your pregnant partner can enjoy a romantic and exciting time together this year.