Are you tired of being pregnant? Are you ready to meet your baby and wondering how you’ll survive these last days? It can be so hard to be patient even when we know that babies come when they are ready and that post-dates is really after 42 weeks.
I’m here to help! I’ve had lots of moms ask me, “What do I do while I wait?” My answer is usually to focus some of your time on resting, but to otherwise just keep doing life. If you sit around analyzing every small twinge, you will exhaust yourself and drive yourself crazy! The Seacoast is a wonderful place to live with so much to do. So, to help you do life, here are 10 things you can get out and do on the Seacoast of NH and Southern Maine during the warmer months.
1. Go to the beach and let the waves ease your mind
There are so many options for beaching it up around here! Each spot offers a little something different. Here is a list of sandy beaches in New Hampshire. For an upbeat, rowdy time, bring your toddler and the rest of your family! Go by yourself if you just want to relax and let that belly float.
2. Treat yourself to a walk around Portsmouth and an ice cream cone
Get yourself moving a bit, enjoy people watching, window shopping (or real shopping!) and cap it off with a delicious treat from from Annabelle’s Ice Cream on Ceres Street. You can enjoy the view of the boats while you eat! Don’t miss G. Willikers Toyshop. You can browse the toys and cute baby goods and even pick up a little something for your little one.
3. Get an adjustment and a great meal
4. Get moving
Spend an evening at Childlight Yoga for a prenatal yoga class. You’ll love the relaxing class and you’ll get to meet other expecting moms while you’re there!
5. Are you home with a toddler or two during the day? Get them out of the house and tire them out!
Take a trip to the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. They’ll love the different exhibits and you’ll love getting out of the house! There’s a playground out back too to let them burn off even a little more steam.
6. Get your belly painted
Amy Peterson of Hound Hill Doula does belly mapping and painting. If you have other pregnant friends, throw a party and ask her about her group option!
7. Savor a pot of tea and a treat
Check out the Silver Fountain Tea Parlor in Dover for a special afternoon of tea and goodies.
8. Enjoy the weather and get some fresh, local food
Spend an afternoon at the Exeter Farmer’s Market and stock up on fresh, local food for your postpartum days. The market happens Thursday afternoons from May-October.
9. Pamper yourself
Treat yourself to a relaxing day by the sea at Wentworth by the Sea Spa. You will love their Mother-to-be massage!
10. Stop and smell the roses
Head over to Fuller Gardens in North Hampton and wander the beautiful estate for views of beautiful gardens. Stop by the ocean afterwards to unwind!
BONUS! 11. Sip some mocktails with other moms-to be
Join me and the Great Bay Doulas at one of our well-known and loved Mocktail Parties. We’ll share information, do some fun activities, and you’ll have the chance to win some great prizes!
Do you have other ideas for things to do on the Seacoast? Share them in the comments below!
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