Updated October 17, 2021
Are you looking for amazing ways to celebrate your Christmas Pregnancy?
You are not alone!
I was about 20 weeks pregnant with my first during the Christmas holidays.
I have a holiday bucket list full of fun and unique ways to enjoy being pregnant at Christmastime to share.
The best part is many of them are activities you can do from home.
So if the weather outside is frightful or if you’re not feeling delightful, stay home and enjoy the holiday season snuggled up on your couch.
Christmas Pregnancy: 10 Amazing Ways To Celebrate The Holidays
1. Choose some cute and cozy Christmas pregnancy outfits.
I know it can be hard to feel cute when you are pregnant. I was too sick to care my first trimester and by the middle of my second trimester, I felt like I should have been on display at Sea World.
I was able also to find some comfy adorable Christmas pregnancy shirts on Etsy too.
Don’t forget cozy Christmas pajamas!
Don’t forget Christmas Eve and Christmas Day outfits. The assortment of maternity wear for the holidays used to be limited but not anymore.
Just about anything you can imagine can be found online because of the innovative designs created by moms for moms.
If it is cold and snowy where you live, you’ll need a maternity coat and a good pair of boots!
2. Christmas pregnancy Announcements
How to announce pregnancy at Christmas?
The holiday season is an exciting time for Christmas pregnancy announcements. There are so many creative and fun ideas for announcing your pregnancy at Christmas.
We love these ideas:
Christmas Day Pregnancy announcement ideas:
Christmas pregnancy announcement shirts
These are adorable! Matching tees and see who guesses what they mean first!
3. Have a Christmas-themed maternity photoshoot
Christmas is a magical time to do a maternity photoshoot. Christmas photoshoots are so gorgeous.
Pregnancy photos that were taken during the Christmas season are no exception.
Find a photographer whose work you love and go for it!
Enjoy the beautiful winter snow, Christmas lights, and amazing maternity gowns.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.Norman Vincent Peale
Here are some gorgeous maternity photoshoot gowns to inspire you:
4. Indulge in all the holiday foods (well mostly).
The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day feels like a non-stop feeding frenzy. Cookies, pies, cakes, and candy are everywhere.
Being pregnant and eating for two means you can enjoy your cake and eat it too!
There are a few foods that are not safe during pregnancy.
It is best to avoid the foods on that list, as they can cause food-borne illness.
Food-borne illnesses could be dangerous to you and your baby.
One food-borne infection, in particular, is Salmonella.
Salmonella is a common bacterial infection that can cause a number of symptoms:
Being cautious with your holiday food choices is the best way to avoid any food-related sickness.
If you did not prepare a food item that is known to cause illness if not prepared properly, either avoid it or make sure to ask how it was prepared.
The illustration below includes some (not all) of the foods you will want to inquire about:
Let’s talk about Holiday drinks.
You know alcohol is off the menu, caffeine is rationed, but what about eggnog?
If you are an eggnog lover, you’ll want to read:
You can drink hot chocolate. Add whip cream and mini-marshmallows too!
Thinking of something more cocktail-ish without the alcohol?
Try these Ah-mazing Christmas mocktails.
The bottom line is you can enjoy and even indulge in most of the decadent holiday foods that make the season festive and fun!
5. Get a pregnancy Christmas ornament
What a sweet idea and keepsake! I never thought to get a pregnancy Christmas ornament, but now I wish I did.
I found these adorable ornaments on Amazon:
You will love and cherish this ornament with your baby’s ultrasound picture tucked safely inside. Surely an heirloom in years to come.
Expecting baby #2?
Then you’ll love this cute bear family ornament marking this special event for your family.
With all the creativity that has blossomed in the online community, having a Christmas Pregnancy has become the perfect time to take advantage of so many innovative ideas while never leaving your home.
I found these Christmas pregnancy ornaments on Etsy!
Oh my! This is too cute. What an adorable way to announce your pregnancy at Christmas too.
Twin pregnancy Christmas ornaments:
Where else will you find unique ornaments for a twin Christmas pregnancy that you can personalize?
Etsy, where else! The gift ideas and Christmas ornaments to choose from are endless and best of all n0 two are exactly alike.
Have a dog or cat? Why not include your furry family member on your Christmas ornament?
That way they will never be forgotten!
Hallmark’s 2020 Arriving Soon Christmas ornament is available now! Click the link above to see it. That is not an affiliate link. I’m a big Hallmark ornament fan.
6. Visit a tree farm and find the perfect tree.
If you live in an area where there are Christmas tree farms, a great family tradition is to pick out your own tree.
A Christmas tree farm is an epic location to create your Christmas pregnancy announcement.
Hang this sweet pregnancy ornament on the tree and have pictures taken of you next to it.
If you do not live near a Christmas tree farm and cannot have a live tree, you can make a family event out of assembling an artificial tree.
Make sure you take lots of pictures and enjoy some hot cocoa.
If you live near a city, go see the Christmas tree and Christmas lights.
7. Make a special pregnancy Christmas Eve box for couples
A Christmas Eve box is a fun family tradition to start during your pregnancy.
Christmas Eve boxes developed from the tradition of opening gifts on Christmas Eve that is common in many countries around the world.
Growing up my father’s family opened gifts on Christmas Eve which was their family’s custom. My mom’s family opened gifts on Christmas Day.
We would go to my relative’s house on Christmas Eve for dinner and we would open gifts.
When I had my son we started the tradition of letting him open a gift on Christmas Eve before we headed out to our relative’s house.
A few years ago I read about the tradition of Christmas Eve boxes.
It was perfect timing as we had moved across the country away from our families and Christmas wasn’t the same.
Christmas eve boxes helped us feel more connected to our old traditions while helping us create a new one.
Our Christmas eve boxes for adults contain new pajamas, warm fuzzy socks, hot cocoa, lots of snacks, and a book.
A pregnancy Christmas Eve box for couples could include:
- Christmas PJs
- Slippers/cozy socks
- Throw blanket to get cozy under
- Hot chocolate/mugs
- Christmas movie list (printable) you can choose from with Netflix and Amazon prime Christmas movies.
- Night Before Christmas Book
“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”Harry Potter
It is a very sweet tradition to start during your pregnancy and it is one your family will love and cherish every Christmas Eve.
I found these Christmas Eve boxes on Etsy or you can DIY your own very easily.
These wooden Christmas Eve boxes will last and become a part of your treasured family traditions and are easy to store.
Better yet, if you put a date on each box and place a simple note highlighting the memories you want to remember, you will be glad you did.
Until we started making simple Christmas reminders, it was a challenge to remember the events associated with a past Christmas.
A few words tucked away is all it takes to jog your memory.
Write down important dates, events … any details that are most memorable about that holiday.
It can be as short or long as you wish.
8. Get an Elf on the Shelf and have an adult 25 days until Christmas.
A fun way to celebrate your pregnancy the whole month of December is to get Elf on the Shelf and enjoy a laugh every day as you and your partner take turns getting your elf into mischief.
Elf on the Shelf is a cute family tradition to start during pregnancy.
Our elf does mischievous things like getting into the flour, doing 5 AM Yoga, and spreading junk food around.
2021 has been quite the year so far.
If you are looking for a way to lighten the mood, Elf On The Shelf might be exactly what you need.
One thing for sure, you will never run out of ideas for your Elf and you might just be surprised how creative you can be.
If you do get stuck, just search online and you will have more ideas than you could possibly imagine!
Don’t forget even your Elf should wear a mask! A simple and fun way to remind people who come into your home that they need to wear a mask.
I found these Elf-size masks on Etsy when looking for Elf On The Shelf accessories for our Elf.
Make sure your Elf is properly quarantining when he arrives at your home! I love this idea, not to mention, it keeps him out of trouble.
9. Send Christmas cards to family and friends with sweet bump pics.
Sending family Christmas cards and including your baby bump has never been easier. It is a great way to share and celebrate the holiday season with friends and family.
This is especially true as we look for ways to stay connected with family during the pandemic.
Christmas cards with photos are especially appreciated by family members who do not live close by and may not be able to celebrate the holiday or your Christmas pregnancy with you in person.
We love these Christmas pregnancy card ideas from Minted.
We have been ordering cards from minted for several years and have always been thrilled with the quality of cards they create.
All of the card designs are made by independent artists so you. can feel good about supporting these small businesses, especially during the holiday season.
10. Get comfy on the couch and binge-watch Christmas movies as much as you want.
It’s perfectly OK to not feel like socializing and to say “No.” to the seasonal whirlwind of holiday parties, Christmas open houses, and holiday dinners with friends when you are pregnant.
Colds, flu, and Coronavirus all spread more easily indoors during the colder weather.
We tend to gather in more crowded spaces or have smaller more intimate gatherings, like dinner parties with friends or family.
Unfortunately, these events can sometimes put us at more risk of getting sick.
Especially, when we are pregnant.
Pregnancy causes our immune system to be suppressed which is why pregnant women tend to get more colds.
We can prevent the flu with a vaccine. It is generally safe for pregnant women to get the vaccine but talk to your provider about your specific health history.
The best things to do to avoid getting a cold, flu, or COVID-19 is to get your flu and COVID vaccination, wear a mask when you go out, wash your hands with soap and water frequently, stay away from people who are sick, stay home on your comfy couch, and shop online as much as you can.
For the very latest updates on the new coronavirus and pregnancy visit the CDC:
Based on what we know at this time, pregnant people might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people. Additionally, pregnant people with COVID-19 may be at increased risk for other adverse outcomes, such as preterm birth.
How do you survive Christmas when pregnant?
The best ways to survive Christmas when pregnant is to:
- Ask for and accept help from family and friends
- Shop early and buy Christmas gifts online
- Rest any chance you get
- Drink plenty of water. You can get dehydrated even during the winter.
- Treat yourself to a new maternity outfit, new hairstyle, or have your nails done.
- Scrap anything you don’t want to do this holiday season. “No.” is a complete sentence.
- Enjoy your favorite Christmas treats and Christmas Mocktails!
- Stay home and stay away from anyone who is sick.
Christmas pregnancy reveals idea:
We hope you have found a few ideas that will make your Christmas pregnancy a memorable one!
Remember that you can and should rest as much as you need to.
Even during the holiday season.
The most important thing is that you and your baby stay healthy throughout the busy Christmas season and that you enjoy the holidays in the way that works best for you.