10 Date Night Ideas to do Before Giving Birth

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Consider this your date night bucket list for pregnancy! 

Okay, you can rule out any kind of high-adrenaline activity or all-day drinking sessions in London, but there’s so much you can do with your partner before your precious bundle of joy arrives at the same time you wave goodbye to your social life. (For now, anyway… It’s really not that bad…)

Babymoon

Let’s start with the big guns. A Babymoon is the trendy thing to do these days. 

A bit like a honeymoon, a babymoon is a celebratory weekend away, one where you’ll spend some quality time alone with your partner. Whether you’re planning a staycation closer to home or heading off to sunnier climes, romance should be on top of your list.

If you are booking flights, it’s worth noting that according to the NHS, air travel is generally safe if you’re enjoying an uncomplicated pregnancy. But post 28 weeks, the airline may require a letter from your GP or health provider.

Spa Day

Indulge in a spa day, book a dual treatment room, and enjoy a couple’s massage. When you book, check that your spa break includes a pregnancy-specific massage, where you’ll lie on your side instead of your back.

They’re brilliant at reliving sore backs and bumps! Most spa retreats have restaurants, so make sure you book in for a 3-course meal too, and perhaps even a cheeky overnight stay.

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Cinema

Don’t underestimate the pure bliss of watching something on the TV from start to finish without interruption, so make sure you stock up on trips to the cinema. Pick an Odeon Deluxe with electric seats that recline to exactly where you want them – great for bigger bumps and tired mamas-to-be just looking for a bit of a nap…

Your Favourite Cocktail Bar…

… is now your favourite mocktail bar. Who said nights out sober have to be dull?

Date Night In

In fact, on those evenings when you want to stay home, why not invest in a cocktail-making set and have fun at home making mocktails? 

It’s the perfect time to experiment with virgin versions of your favourite drinks, and maybe even squeeze in a few of your five a day!

Board Games

Board games don’t have to be boring, there are so many games out there that theres definitely something you and your partner will enjoy. Settle down with some of your favourite mocktails and indulge your competitive streak. But maybe give Twister a miss for now…

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Your Favourite Restaurant

Taking a baby out to a restaurant can go either way. When they’re really little, once fed, burped and tired, they’ll happily sleep soundly next to you in the carrycot on their pram while you snatch a couple of hours to yourselves. Or, they may not… it’s always a risk.

We found that, generally, our fellow diners were pretty tolerant when it came to an agitated baby, but it always made me anxious and quite flustered. That’s why I recommend you book in now and enjoy a meal or two in peace at your favourite restaurant before the baby comes.

Non-Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Even better. Choose a non-kid-friendly restaurant so you can avoid other screaming children in general for as long as possible. You know it makes sense.

It won’t be long before you’re crawling through the ball pit in the soft play, longing for some kid-free time, so enjoy it while you can.

Check Out A Comedy Club Or Catch A Show

Who says pregnancy can’t be a barrel of laughs? A comedy club is a great shout for couples looking for alternative things to do during pregnancy, and a West End show is always a wonderful way to spend the evening, or even better, the afternoon, if by 8 pm you feel fit for nothing but bed.

Live Music  

Babies and small children aren’t particularly fond of loud noises, so it’s time to make the most of the live music scene before your little one arrives. With summer coming up, book tickets to a festival, catch a local band, or go big and head over to Wembley or the O2 if you’re in London to see what’s on offer there.

 

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