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5 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be Pregnant At The Beach

Beach walking is my favorite form of exercise!

I am very lucky to be spending my 28th week of pregnancy sharing a beach house with my husband’s family in Sullivans Island, South Carolina!

A lot of people have tried to tell me that being pregnant in the summertime is the worst.  I definitely have to disagree.  I have loved being pregnant during the summer months for a variety of reasons, one of which is certainly summer VACATION!

While some women may cringe at the idea of spending a week of the 3rd trimester in a bathing suit, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be.  Here are 5 reasons it’s awesome to be pregnant at the beach…

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  • Beach Chair Lounging 1 of 5
    Beach Chair Lounging
    I don't know about you, but there are certain days where I would give anything to sit in a chair all day long and feel like I had nothing else to do. Vacation is the perfect time to do just that. Even better when you can relax in a comfy chair and chat your day away with friends and family!
  • Unlimited Napping 2 of 5
    Unlimited Napping
    As someone who is always going, going, going - vacation is the one time that I don't feel guilty taking as many naps as I want. There is no better feeling than a mid-day nap at the beach with an ocean breeze coming in your window.
  • Ample Time for Reading 3 of 5
    Ample Time for Reading
    Being at the beach all day allows for ample time to catch up on all the reading I am hoping to do before the arrival of our little boy. My hope is to leave the beach feeling a little more prepared and knowledgeable than when I came!
  • Summer Foods 4 of 5
    Summer Foods
    As soon as we got to our beach house, the first items that went on our grocery list were watermelon and corn. I personally indulge in delicious seasonal food all summer long, but there is something about eating at the beach that makes the berries seem crisper and the watermelon a bit juicier. Yum!
  • Beach Walking! 5 of 5
    Beach Walking!
    If all the napping and reading makes you restless, a great way to fit in some pregnancy exercise is a relaxing long beach walk. As long as you prepare with a little extra sunscreen and water, strolling in the sand is a great way to get exercise while also enjoying all the sights and sounds of vacation.

What type of vacation do you prefer while pregnant?

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