There are many reasons to celebrate the changing of the seasons, and this fall is no different. The weather outside is becoming cooler, and the trees are starting to change into vibrant orange and yellow hues. Being pregnant this season is special, too. The autumn season is such a great time to cozy up with loved ones and create family traditions. No matter what stage of pregnancy you are in, there are many autumn pregnancy activities for you to enjoy!
Get ready to say goodbye to the heat of summer and start planning your autumn festivities with these activities and tips!
15 Autumn Pregnancy Activities
By September, most apple trees are ready to be picked! Enjoy a scenic fall drive to an apple orchard near you and get your apple picking on! Just remember, don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes so that your feet and back are supported as you walk through the orchard. Apples make a nutritious snack for expecting mothers and can be eaten in many ways. You can eat your apples with peanut butter or make cinnamon applesauce. If you’re craving something sweet, your picked apples will be delicious in an apple pie.
Read and Learn
Make the fall season a great time to catch up on books you’ve been wanting to read. There isn’t anything much better than curling up with a warm blanket and reading when it’s cool outside. Plus, you can read and learn all about your pregnancy. Check out any books and classes that will prepare you for each trimester, labor and delivery and what to expect once your little one arrives.
Among all the pregnancy autumn activities, a fall photoshoot is a favorite. You can document your baby bump with the beautiful fall trees as your backdrop. A special autumn photoshoot will leave you with memories that are sure to last a lifetime! Check out these fun fall photoshoot tips here!
Your Bump Can Be Festive, Too!
Dress up this Halloween and have fun incorporating your bump into your costume. If you are looking for costume ideas, Pinterest is a great place to start. You can also have some fun by painting your growing baby bump like a pumpkin! This can be an activity that your whole family can join in on.
Visit a Farmers’ Market
Take an autumn stroll through your nearest farmers’ market and enjoy local produce. Farmers’ markets provide a bunch of fall favorites, like butternut squash and pumpkin, for you to pick from. This is also a nice way to get your body moving and incorporate a light exercise as you walk.
The crisp autumn air makes being outside such an enjoyable experience. Unlike the harsh heat of summer, being outdoors during the fall is refreshing and bearable for you and your growing belly. Taking light walks and being in the sun during the fall provides you with exercise and a source of vitamin D that your body needs during this time.
Fall Pregnancy Announcement
If you are still waiting to announce your pregnancy, this fall is the perfect time to announce your new bundle of joy. Use fall props, like little pumpkins, to announce to the world you are adding a little pumpkin to your patch. Do you need some pregnancy announcement inspiration? Click here.
Stay Comfy All Day
Pregnancy autumn activities would not be complete if you couldn’t stay comfy and cozy all day long. With the arrival of fall comes the promise of comfy pants, sweatshirts and socks galore. Comfort is key with a growing belly, so enjoy it, momma!
Sip On Something Warm
Warm drinks like apple cider, tea and pumpkin spice lattes are popular this time of year. Enjoy your favorite fall drinks, but be cautious. Some herbal teas should not be consumed while pregnant, and you should also watch your caffeine intake. You can always order drinks decaf and ask your doctor if you are unsure.
Shop Summer Sales
The end of summer means stores are clearing off their racks and putting items in the clearance section. This is great news for you, expecting mommy! Shop all the sales to grow your wardrobe and stock up for your little one!
Decorate Your Home for Fall
Get your home in the fall spirit by decorating with all the harvest goods. Small pumpkins, flannel blankets and copper finds will get you in the autumn mood while enjoying a special time with your little bun in the oven. It is exciting and special to think that next year, and for all the years to come, you will have a little helper during this time of year.
Check Out a Pumpkin Patch
Head out to a pumpkin patch this autumn and pick some pumpkins to decorate your front porch. Visiting the pumpkin patch is one of the autumn pregnancy activities that lets you not only enjoy the outdoors but also allows you to take note of what to expect next year when you come with your baby. It is probably best to avoid the hayrides, though. They aren’t very safe for you and your growing baby.
Cook Your Fall Favorites
From soups to stews and yummy festive desserts, it is time to cook up all your fall favorites. Soups and stews are comforting foods this time of year and a creative way for you to pack in all the healthy fall veggies, too!
Pack a Picnic
With the weather cooling down, pack a picnic and head out for some enjoyable relaxation this fall. Make sure you bring something comfortable and supportive to sit in while you eat.
Sit Back and Relax
If there is any more reason to love fall more, don’t forget that it is also a great time to slow down, sit back and relax. During the change of seasons, be sure to take in the beautiful sights around you. Growing a baby is hard work, so relax and enjoy it!