One of the questions I get asked a lot is what to do when a pregnant person comes over. Don’t try to understand why I have so many people ask me this, I move in strange circles! I thought I’d create a post on a few items to keep on hand, hopefully it’s useful. If you don’t normally host pregnant people, I suspect you’ll get your chance, everyone is getting pregnant!
First thing is to have a nice assortment of beverages on hand. Tea would be on the top of the list, it’s easy to make and lasts forever so there’s no excuse not to have a few good teas around. In the case of pregnant people check out some of the teas from FairHaven Health.
Tea-For-Two not only wins cutest tea name, it also comes in first place for taste with a touch of lemon. Caffeine free, some of the claims are:
- tones and strengthens the womb for pregnancy and childbirth
- helps to relieve morning sickness and discomfort
- contains only organic and wild-crafted ingredients
Nursing Time Tea also tastes great, I’m not currently nursing but have just about 6 years of experience and I can tell you that the better quality beverages and food will give her a great start to establishing milk supply.
- enhancing the quantity and quality of available milk
- alleviating digestive complaints, including gas, indigestion and colic
- providing a rich spectrum of nutritive vitamins and minerals central to robust and healthy nursing
Make sure she knows all those things before serving… And on the flipside, have plenty of cold items on hand… ice made from springwater and sugar free popsicles… serving popsicles mid-winter to an adult is totally okay on these occasions. Many pregnant women want something very cold (and non-caloric) after tea or eating in general.
Be sure to have lots of smallish pillows so she can have her back, arms or whatever else she wants propped up in position. Throws or small blankets always come in handy, it was such a welcome site when I was pregnant. I loved throws because they covered up my belly and made me feel all snuggly and warm. Easy way to offer is to keep the room a little cool, thereby giving you an excuse to offer without being conspicuous.
If you’re looking for a parting gift for a new mom I can’t say enough good things about Nature’s Baby Organics. The line is now being sold at Target and online so it’s super easy to find. The scents, the quality or the products and the efficacy is nothing to mess with. The new mom in your life will be totally into this line for herself and her new baby.
Photo Credit: Mahalie, thanks!!