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Baby yourself, Mama

Treat yourself to some of these relaxing and fun activities during the last weeks of your pregnancy. You've earned it, and believe us, you'll keep earning it.
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  • Have your hair cut, colored or styled. (Make an appointment for your due date so you'll have something pleasant to do — and something to show for it — if your baby shows no signs of appearing.)
  • Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, facial, makeover or massage. (Be sure your massage therapist is experienced with prenatal massage.)
  • Go out for dinner with your partner or a close friend.
  • Plan a ceremony to celebrate your baby's birth.
  • Be the guest of honor at a baby shower.
  • Go shopping.
  • Work on handicrafts for your baby.
  • Have friends in for a visit.
  • Take in a movie, concert or play. (Sit in an aisle seat toward the back.)
  • Stage your own film festival with rented videos or DVDs.
  • Visit your local art museum or gallery. (It may be a while before you get another opportunity.)
  • Read those new novels now, while you have the chance!
  • Enjoy a day trip or an overnight or weekend getaway with your partner.

By: Christine Zuchora-Walske

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    Rated 0 out of 5 by Yes, spoil yourself a bit! Nice lunch with a friend, a chic haircut at a spa, anything you can look back fondly on during those sleepless first months is a win! May 24, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by The art museum is definitely a great idea. Also another great idea is a botanical garden or children's garden. May 12, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 These are very good tips! especially try to get out and do things like take in a movie or out to dinner with your husband or get away for a weekend if you can! February 7, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by It's flu season, where can I take my baby that doesn't have crowds of people? January 3, 2014
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