When you’re pregnant all your want is to be comfortable, and when your relocating being comfortable is the last thing you find in your new surroundings. Here are 5 ways to survive relocation while being pregnant.
1. Research Your Surroundings
The one thing that is important when being pregnant while relocating is to know where you are. That way if your husband is at work and you need something, you’ll know where to find it. Knowing about the area while help any fears you have subside. Find out where the closest pharmacy is for those nausea medications, and find out where the nearest grocery store and fast food places are. Those late night cravings will be thanking you later. Be sure to also find a nearby local park so you can get out for some exercise for you and your baby.
2. Pack The Essentials
When you’re relocating, chances are that you will make it to your final destination before most of your belongings do. So be sure to think about all the things that you’ll need before you start packing. You’re not going to want to live without some convieneces, and you also don’t want to buy them and waste money. So be sure to pack a body pillow to help you sleep at night, a warm blanket, cozy slippers, and comfortable loose fitting clothing. These are all the necessities that will help you stay comfortable.
3. Get Friendly With Your Neighbors
The best tip for a relocation anytime, but especially while you’re pregnant is to get out and make friends. Your neighbors could be your biggest help through your pregnancy. If your husband is out working and you need something, having a good friend to be able to make that grocery store run for you will be a lifesaver. But most importantly, you need to have friends to talk to about your pregnancy and just to keep you company.
4. Keep In Contact With Old Friends
What better people to talk to about this exciting time in your life then your old friends. Keeping in contact with them can help you stay calm throughout your move, and also give you someone to vent to. Also, old friends know you the way new friends can’t yet. They are the perfect people to go to for pregnancy advice, because you have built trust with them, which you won’t yet have with your new friends. So make sure you keep in contact.
5. Plan Time With Your Partner
Relocating can be a stressful time and so can being pregnant, so the best way to have all of your stress melt away is to find time to relax with your partner. Just going out to dinner or going for a walk can bring back regularity into your life. Making sure that you’re not letting the move rule your lives is important.