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How to feel pretty and pregnant

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 3:34pm
Shannon Steen-Larsen, pregnant

Pregnancy is a very exciting time in a woman's life. From the moment you saw a positive result on the home pregnancy test to the time you feel the baby move inside of you, pregnancy includes a full spectrum of emotions. The initial feelings are generally those of excitement and nervousness. As you read books, take classes, and listen to advice from others, you become more comfortable with the idea of pregnancy. However, nobody tells you that as you get bigger, you feel big and unattractive. Here are some fun ways you can feel pretty and pregnant.

Buy new maternity clothes

I remember being so excited to wear maternity clothes. I could feel myself getting bigger and outgrowing my every day clothes, which was a hard thing to deal with at first. It was great to have maternity clothes that were cute and comfortable. Perhaps you may want to buy a dress for a special occasion or capris for an upcoming trip or even a new pair of jeans to wear around the house or out with friends. New clothes are always fun to wear and you often find yourself prettier and feeling good about yourself.

Get a haircut

I almost always feel so much prettier when I get a haircut. When you are pregnant, you may be feeling exhausted, big, and unattractive overall. When you get a haircut, you change your appearance somewhat and feel different...even pretty. Whether you want to cut it short or just give it a trim, a haircut is both relaxing and fun and will leave you feeling pretty and pregnant.

Get a manicure and pedicure

Manicures and pedicures are the ultimate way to be pampered when your pregnant. Grab a girlfriend and head out to get your hands and feet pampered. You'll walk out feeling like a million bucks with your beautiful pregnant figure and gorgeous hands and feet. 

Put on a smile

Do you ever notice how much better you feel when you smile? Not only do you feel better, but smiling makes you look prettier to yourself and to everyone around you. Plus, smiles are contagious!

If you are the husband or partner

If you really want your wife/partner to feel pretty, compliment her and tell her how beautiful she looks and how much you love her for having your child. Compliments definitely make a pregnant woman feel pretty!

Remember, most pregnant women at one point or another feel unattractive and it's completely normal. Just remember that pregnancy is a blessing and you are more beautiful than you know!


Shannon Steen-Larsen is the author of The Mommy-Files, a blog where she talks about motherhood, recipes and cooking, travel, product reviews, and giveaways. Shannon is a busy mommy of three boys living in California and experiencing the many joys and challenges of motherhood.

2 Comments

re: How to feel pretty and pregnant

Those are some great ideas. I like to make sure that I get up and get dressed from head to toe. I would be easy to sit around in my warm-ups all day long.

re: How to feel pretty and pregnant

Great ideas but I would hesitate to offering up the advice of getting a haircut.., saw a follow pregnant mom wanting to do something to feel better.., got a haircut and regretted it almost immediately.., I felt so awful.., hormones def. got the best of that situation.., for her second pregnancy I told her to stick with pedicures.., haha.., :)