Tips to Have a Fun Fall Pregnancy
September 8, 2021
It’s the little hints, like morning dew drops that begin to appear and the new angle of the sun as it hovers above us, that remind us that fall is on the way. The first official day of fall is fast approaching! Here’s how expecting moms can make the most of the season.
Try Some Fall Soup Recipes
If the thought of some hearty homemade minestrone or creamy tomato soup doesn’t make you feel all warm and cozy right about now, nothing will – plus, fall soups are typically packed with vital nutrients for your growing baby. With a never-ending supply of soup recipes to be tried, you could quite literally have a different soup every day this fall. And who wouldn’t want to eat soup every day!? Especially with recipes like this cozy autumn wild rice soup from Gimme Some Oven or this roasted butternut squash soup from Ahead of Thyme.
Plan a Fall Foliage Pilgrimage
Fall is one of the most anticipated travel seasons of the year, and much of that has to do with the spectacular changing of the leaves beginning in early September through the end of October. The eastern half of the U.S. offers some of the most plentiful fall foliage opportunities in the country. From the Blueridge Parkway to the state of Vermont, plan your leaf season trip now. A change of scenery does the body and baby good!
Make Your Way Out of a Corn Maze
Is getting lost in a cornfield on your fall bucket list? The fun of vanishing between rows of corn in an intricately designed maze attracts folks to farms near and far to experience these giant walk-through puzzles. Have fun navigating the loops and dead ends as you search for the way out. Plus, puzzles are a great way to keep your mind sharp and kick foggy pregnancy brain to the curb. Check out this fun DIY corn maze idea from HGTV.
Put Together an Autumn-Inspired Jigsaw Puzzle
Speaking of puzzles … sitting down and putting a puzzle together can help give your brain cells a boost as well as relieve pregnancy stress. Find a nice flat surface in a cozy nook and then gather a family member or two and start snapping those pieces in place! To get you in the autumn mood, choose puzzles with picturesque scenes like this Country Inn and Farm scene from the Vermont Christmas Company or this Autumn Village by Lafayette Puzzle Factory.
Pick Some Pumpkins
Of course, no fall activity list is complete without a trip to the local pumpkin patch! There are so many fun things you can do with pumpkins. You can carve them, eat toasted pumpkin seeds, and decorate them. If you’re planning a fall baby shower, pumpkins can provide the perfect design feature. You can paint them to match the color scheme of your party (check out this pink and gold tutorial from Joann.com) or add a bow, beanie, or pacifier to your pumpkins like this cute idea from Tulamama.
Fall is the perfect season to be pregnant with its cooler temps, wonderful aromas, and colorful sights. No matter how you choose to enjoy this fall season, stay safe, healthy, and happy!
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