Top Tips for looking after you and your bump at a festival.
Pregnant tips from the lovely Steph – “Most bars sell non-alcoholic beer so you don’t have to miss out. Make sure you buy 2 or 3 at a time to avoid standing in queues for too long. Drink alot more water than you usually would festivals + dancing + pregnancy is super dehydrating. Find a place to sit and rest often so you have the energy to keep going. Snacks/eat often to keep yourself going too!
Wear something comfy for the weather and your bump. Avoid the front and middle sections of the stage, so your not being accidentally pushed or crushed. I was dancing to Rudimental at the far end of the field at victorious watching them on the screens – just because I was far away from the stage didn’t mean I missed out on anything! It still sounded incredible and I still danced my pants off and my husband was happy as he felt i was safe away from the crowds“
“Isn’t she lovely?
Isn’t she wonderful?
Isn’t she precious?
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we’d be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn’t she lovely made from love?“
Tips from the lovely Louise – “I went about 8 months pregnant last year it was one of my favourite Glastos! The 8 hour sleep, the access to disabled toilets and the shortcuts were brilliant! We also skipped the whole queue to get in when the gates opened. My top tip is definitely contact the festival or disabled access team before you go they were brilliant! I dont think I would have had such a great time without the wristband they sent me – access to disabled toilets was a life saver with a baby on your bladder and a bump to maneuver “
“Isn’t she pretty?
Truly the angel’s best
Boy, I’m so happy
We have been Heaven blessed”
Rhiannon – “I was 5 months pregnant last year, going back stage to use the loos was amazing!!!!” She wasn’t given a pass, but they spotted her bump and let her use the backstage loo!! “Insulated coffee cups keep water colder than anything else does, perfect in hot years! Local honey essential as hay-fever will ruin your festival if a sufferer (I learned this after ) as can’t take antihistamines. If we are talking Glasto go to the healing fields for a pamper and chat with the midwives.”
Heres my TOP FIVE tips for being pregnant at a festivals:
1 – Glamping, I love a bit of glamping already as I always take my caravan to festivals. Proper bed for the night, bathroom and kitchen on tap! Try out glamping, often they are in areas which have more in the way of nicer loos and showers. Pamper your self a little! If your still up for your tent, then take a portable toilet, your own potty will stop all those many trips to find a loo…..loo paper….in the dark….all for the worlds smallest pea!! Thanks baby for moving at 4am!
2- Mumma baby sanctuary, lots of festivals now have an area which is a little rest and pamper area. Many have tailored this area with preggers you in mind. Check it out and make sure you take them up on a little chill time at a busy festival.
3 – Be prepared, before you head off for the day, check where the medical area is. Its worth noting the number for them if you feel unwell and there is signal onsite. Some festivals (including Glastonbury) also have an on-site midwife! Take your hospital bag with you and write down where the closest hospitals are just in case.
4 – Take food with you and stay hydrated, its always a good idea to have some snacks on you but extra when your pregnant. Make sure you have a water bottle, its very easy to over heat. Keep a supply of energy-boosting snacks to keep you going. To help stay cool take a little hand held fan too!
5 – Make your bump known, your bump may not be all that obvious to other festival goers, who may have their beer goggles on too! So you can pop on a ‘baby on board’ badge or a t-shirt, to make it clear that you’re expecting
and a bonus one 6 – Avoid busy areas, I know thats an obvious one but just cos your not right in the mosh-pit or rammed out tent, doesn’t mean your missing anything. Take a rug, or mini chair and chill at the back.
Having a bun in the oven won’t stop you from having fun at a big event, just a little forward planning and making sure to listen to your body 🙂