Being pregnant on a holiday can seem like a lot of work, both physically as well as emotionally. There are a few things you will want to think about to help make Labor Day easier on you.
Think Ahead with Food
Spending a ton of time in the kitchen is no fun on a holiday and can put a lot of stress on your body. If you are hosting a party, find a way to keep things simple. For instance, buying premade potato salad instead of making it from scratch is not going to ruin the day. If you are planning to serve meat and are having meat aversion, make sure that you do not have to be near the meat while it is cooking.
Be Careful with the Sun
Pregnancy can make your skin more sensitive. This means that you will get a sunburn easier than you normally would. Along with this, your skin may be irritated by sunscreen that is filled with chemicals. This is why it is helpful to have natural or even a baby sunscreen that will not irritate your skin and remember to apply it often.
Know Your Limits
You should never feel embarrassed when you are tired or simply do not want to do something when you are pregnant. If someone is asking you to do something you don't want to do, you should not feel obligated to agree. Whether it is something as simple as going to the beach when your feet are swollen or something big like hosting a Labor Day get together at your home, you should only do it if you feel like it will be easy on you.
You should also not be afraid to ask for help from others, on Labor Day or any other time during your pregnancy. Even if you have not told people yet that you are pregnant, you may be surprised at how much people are willing to help out when you ask. You may even find that this is a great opportunity to announce your big news.
Labor Day is a time to celebrate the end of summer as well as the social and economic benefits that labor workers have provided. Rather than running yourself ragged, take some time for yourself over the weekend and enjoy yourself.