When you are pregnant, you are often looking forward to getting time off work to relax and get ready for your new baby. Of course, this can sound like a great idea but when it comes down to it, you can get very bored, especially if your partner is still working full time.
This is why we have put together a guide to some of the fun things that you can do when you are on maternity leave. Keep reading to find out more about this.
Start A Blog
Have you ever thought about starting a blog? Many of the most popular blogs out there right now are written by mothers who can give advice on pregnancy, being a parent and just general lifestyle choices. Of course, you can really write a blog about anything as long as you have a passion for writing and some free time. This is the perfect activity for maternity leave as you won’t have to leave your sofa to get involved. You could even make some money if it becomes popular!
Meet Up With Friends
Many pregnant women feel as though they cannot hang out with their friends as much as they could before as they cannot drink alcohol and do all of the same activities as before. This does not mean that you cannot meet up with your friends during maternity leave as there are plenty of things that you could do together to pass the time. Why don’t you go see a movie? Or you could go for brunch and have a catch-up. Don’t let yourself feel lonely as there will always be someone who is willing to enjoy a sober activity.
Decorate The Baby’s Room
The final thing on our list of fun things to do when you are on maternity leave is decorating the baby’s room. This can be a great way of preparing for their arrival as you won’t have much spare time when they do arrive. Of course, there are some activities that you might want to avoid such as lifting heavy furniture, but you can work on picking the colour scheme and buying new things for the room. You’ll love this activity and your baby will love sleeping there.
Maternity leave doesn’t just have to consist of watching daytime TV on repeat for a few months. Make sure to get involved in some activities and the time will fly by. Soon, you’ll have a brand new baby to look after.
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