Being pregnant doesn’t have to mean sitting out on your best friend’s hen night. A bump on the belly shouldn’t restrict you from the entire hen party celebrations. There are many activities and events that you can be a part of and enjoy.
Being pregnant at your friend’s hen do, will definitely mean that there are certain things that are off limits for you but all you have to do, is just sit those ones out and catch up on a book or take a nap. You will need to ensure that you are not doing anything out of your comfort zone or anything which might be too strenuous for you and your body.
Here are some tips that will definitely come in handy when you’re trying to survive a hen do with your baby bump.
If you haven’t told the bride,and her friends who will be there at the hen night, it’s best to do so in advance, as soon as you can. This will help the organisers of the event plan out activities and events keeping in mind that you’re pregnant.
You can also ask for a separate bedroom so that it’s easier for you to go about your daily schedule in your own room. If you share a room with someone else, it might be inconvenient for you both, so it’s better to have your own, personal space.
Be open about your pregnancy, your limitations and any other details you might want to share with them about your pregnancy and participation in the hen party.
- Consult Your Doctor
Before you book your tickets or take the road trip to the hen do venue, do consult your doctor and tell him/her about your plans. Once he/she has given you the thumbs up to take the trip, ask for a list of meds you should carry for any kind of ailment like fever, food poisoning etc. This is important to ask your doctor because the medicines for these ailments might differ in case of pregnancy. So be sure that in case you need to take these, you take the correct ones which are safe for use during pregnancy.
- Packing for the Hen Night
Packing for your friend’s hen night needs a lot of planning and precision. You need to ensure that you pack all your prescription medicines along with medicines for any kind of medical emergency as per the doctor’s instructions.
When it comes to clothing and footwear, pack the most comfortable, maternity clothing and shoes. There is no use in carrying clothes that look good but don’t feel comfortable because then you’ll just feel uneasy the entire time. Carry shoes that are the most comfortable to walk in and don’t worry about the looks too much. Heels might be an uncomfortable choice and hurt your feet, so skip on the heels.
- Surviving the Hen Night
You friends will have a lot of hen night ideas and activities planned for the day. It’s totally up to you which activity or event you want to be a part of and which ones would you like to sit out. Don’t exert yourself too much and make yourself uncomfortable.
You should keep yourself hydrated and keep nibbling on snacks so that you don’t feel low on energy and your blood sugar level doesn’t dip. Make sure that you keep in mind all your allergies and confirm that the food doesn’t have anything that you’re allergic to.
Whenever you feel tired or feel like lying down for a bit, don’t shy away from excusing yourself and going to your room.
Your well being and health is of utmost importance at your friend’s hen weekend. Remember that everyone is going to busy having fun, doing something or the other, so make sure that you take care of yourself while also having fun. Pack some books or magazines which you can enjoy in your room when you take a break from the hen night.
Also, keep some emergency contacts on speed dial and keep a close member of your family, updated with your whereabouts and your health.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.