Welcoming a baby by Pregnancy into the world is a daunting prospect. As excited as your pregnant friend or relative might be to be expecting a baby, she might experience nine months of morning sickness, aches, and general discomfort.
As she will have many appointments to attend and trimesters to push through, you can trust she will need your compassion, support, and encouragement more than ever. Make the process a breeze by finding ways to lift your friend or relative’s spirits and help her de-stress. Read the following advice on how to celebrate a loved one’s pregnancy.
Organize a Baby Shower
Every new mom deserves a fun baby shower that will allow her to relax, have fun, and spend quality time with supportive loved ones. It is one of the best ways to celebrate the upcoming arrival of her baby while ensuring she feels loved and supported during pregnancy.
Hire a private party venue to bring your pregnant loved one’s family and friends together in a beautiful space. A spacious, inviting setting and many presents will prove how excited you all are to meet her bundle of joy. Guaranteed she will spend the baby shower eating, chatting, laughing, dancing, and playing fun baby shower games with those closest to her.
Host a Celebratory Dinner
In addition to planning a fun-filled baby shower, you could always host a celebratory dinner for your pregnant friend. Invite the expectant mom over to dinner with her partner to raise an alcohol-free glass to their happy news.
Of course, you must bear in mind there are some foods pregnant women cannot eat, which you must consider before planning a dinner.
For example, pregnant women should not eat:
- Undercooked meat and poultry
- Deli meat
- Soft cheeses
- Unpasteurized milk
- Raw seafood
- Unwashed fruit and vegetables
- Some fish (such as swordfish, shark, and marlin)
Plant a Tree
Planting a tree is a beautiful way to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new baby while supporting the natural world. As trees take between 15 to 20 years to mature, it will grow alongside your friend’s little bundle of joy. It is an act that is sure to pull at her heartstrings. Plus, you could take photographs of the baby next to the tree throughout the years to follow their growth, which she will treasure forever.
Present a Newborn Gift Basket
Put a huge smile on your pregnant loved one’s face by presenting her with a newborn gift basket. Despite their small size, a baby will need an extensive number of staples throughout the first two years of life.
You can trust the following baby staples will be appreciated:
- Baby bottles
A gift basket could serve as a fantastic starter kit for parenthood and prove how excited you are for her son or daughter to arrive in the world. The thoughtful present will undoubtedly make your friend or relative feel closer than ever to you during this exciting time in her life. If the soon-to-be mom already has plenty of that, why not switch up the gift basket for self-care items they will love to use to help them relax? It will go down a treat.