It’s super important to remember to take a break from the bustle of preparing for your new bundle to relax and rest. Mother's Day is the perfect time to pause and celebrate yourself as a mom-to-be! Between the constant backaches, sore feet, and tiredness - a self-care day is necessary. 

We've rounded up five fun and easy self-care ideas perfect for an expectant mama, so you can indulge in a bit of me-time and feel your best! 

1. Pamper yourself at the spa

A relaxing spa experience can do wonders for your overall health! Treatments such as prenatal massages and facials release neurochemicals that improve your mood and lower stress. You can even skip the holiday traffic and create your own spa at home with your loved ones. Just remember - a happy mama means a happy baby, so any activity that brings you joy is highly recommended! 

2. Take a yoga class

The body goes through immense changes during pregnancy. Your bones are literally rearranging themselves as you grow closer to your due date! Yoga allows you to familiarize yourself with these new changes. It also incorporates breathing techniques that will come in handy when it's time to deliver your baby. Another added benefit is the sense of community that you may find at a prenatal yoga class. Surrounding yourself with fellow moms-to-be is a fun, new experience and can lead to some worthwhile connections.



3. Indulge in your favorite treat

Pregnancy cravings can be relentless! There’s no need to resist on Mother's Day. This is the day to go easy on yourself, so let loose a bit and have a cheat meal… or two. 

4. Take a nature stroll

Go outside and find some greenery near you! Exposure to nature has many benefits that promote mental health. These benefits include decreased stress and improved mood, attention, and empathy. As mood swings persist throughout your pregnancy journey, time in nature can serve as a much-needed reset!

5. End your day with a soak

After a long day of treating yourself well, you deserve to cruise into the night with a relaxing bath soak. Epsom salt soaks are popular in the pregnancy community as they help reduce inflammation and ease aches. Just be sure not to raise the water temperature to 100 degrees Fahrenheit as that can cause neural tube defects. 



At times, pregnancy can become the only thing on your mind, neglecting yourself in the process. Allow this Mother's Day to serve as a reminder that self-care is not only beneficial for you but also for your growing family! 

Still, looking for a great gift idea for yourself or another expecting mother? Our Juno Birch™ Fetal Gender Test allows you to find out the gender of your baby as early as 7 weeks gestation!


Please note: and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances. 

May 12, 2023 — Juno Diagnostics