Romance During Pregnancy: 5 Tips to Keep It Hot

Here are 5 tips to keeping romance during pregnancy.

Weekly Date Night

You and your partner may have thought you had endless time to spend together before you became pregnant. You notice that time is passing as your pregnancy progresses. You’ll have even less time after your baby is born, so now is the time to develop the routine of scheduling dates.

Choose a night each week that you can spend exclusively with your partner, taking into consideration both of your work and commitment schedules. Having a set date will compel you to put down your phones, log off of social media, and stop preparing for the baby. It will be an opportunity to strengthen your bond and your partnership.

It’s best to schedule home dates because your mood and comfort level will fluctuate throughout your pregnancy. Going out on every date can be draining and increase your likelihood of canceling. Making a list of stay-in dates will help you stick to your weekly date schedule.

Create a Date Jar

When you schedule a new date each week, spending time with your partner will be more romantic. You can make a date jar in place of talking about what you’ll do that night every week.

Write down some pregnancy-friendly at-home date ideas with your partner on separate pieces of paper. You can also include instructions on how to prepare for that date or what to have on hand in order to make it super simple. Place the ideas into a jar. Each week, pull out an idea and enjoy!.

Here are some suggestions for what to put in your date at home jar if you’re stuck:

  • Movie night. Depending on your mood and the time available, you can choose one movie, or make it a themed movie marathon. Be sure to have all the essentials ready: Popcorn, snacks, drinks and a warm blanket.
  • Mini-vacation. Once you’re pregnant, you realize that a vacation is far, far away. However, you can still recreate your dream vacation at home. Pick you and your partner’s favorite destination and theme your entire date around that country. For example, if you choose France, prepare French food, French dessert, French mocktails and drinks, French movies and any activities that represent the country’s culture.
  • Three-course dinner. Cooking can be really romantic if you both do it together. Choose a dish you have been dying to try and base your meal around it.
  • Game night. If you don’t have many board games, now is the time to invest. Games are great for bonding — both with children and your partner. Board games often get a bad rap, but there is more than just the never-ending game of Monopoly. Check out your local thrift store and discover the many classic and new types of board games.
  • Breakfast for dinner date. If you and your partner enjoy breakfast, why not make it a date!? If you don’t have time for brunch, make it in the evening when both you and your partner have time to wind down. You can even pair your breakfast dinner with some Saturday morning cartoons!
  • If you were a fan of wine or beer tastings, you don’t have to give up the activity entirely — you just need to switch the tasting to something non-alcoholic. You and your partner can enjoy a night at home sampling different types of foods: premium meats and cheeses, ice cream, mocktails and more.
  • Partner trivia quiz. Create a trivia quiz to see how well you know each other. Not only is this an interesting game, but it’s sure to create tons of laughs and bring you even closer by the night’s end.
  • Monthly Date Out On the Town

    It’s a good idea to go out on a date once a month, even though the majority of your dates will probably take place at home. Every relationship needs a little excitement now and then, and being pregnant should be no exception.

    Going out while expecting may initially seem a little odd because all of your friends are drinking at the bar, but these days that’s just not your scene. However, there are numerous activities you can engage in with your partner that will get you outside the house and have fun.

    Swap your at-home date for a night out on the town on the nights you feel up to it. Even though your body is changing, you should still feel seductive. Pamper yourself and get dressed up like you used to. If you don’t already have one, get your date a long, flowing dress. You’ll not only feel gorgeous, but the loose clothing will also make your belly feel at ease!

    Here are a few alcohol-free suggestions for where to go now that you’re dressed up:

  • Check out a new restaurant in town. Perhaps create a bucket list of restaurants you want to try before the baby comes.
  • Check out a new area. Choose an area of your city that you haven’t been to or haven’t checked out in awhile. Walk around and discover everything the area has to offer.
  • Go to the movies. If you’re having a craving for movie theater popcorn, this is the place to be!
  • Check out local events. Many cities have online event calendars that display new activities you may have never thought of, such as plays, exhibits, festivals and more.
  • Go out for ice cream. Short and simple dates such as going out for ice cream or a coffee might be the best option if you’re in the later months of your pregnancy.
  • Take a class. You and your partner could sign up to learn a new skill together. Classes could include cooking, painting, meditation, chocolate making and more.
  • Go for a drive. Pick a place close to, but outside of your city and take a drive there with your partner. You can discover new places or perhaps pack food for a picnic.
  • Unlike most sports, bowling doesn’t require a lot of physical activity, but you will both still have some competitive fun!
  • Is it safe to have sex while pregnant? with Alexandra Band, DO and Melissa Jordan, MD

    Leave a Comment