7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave ...


Recently one of my friends announced that her maternity leave was beginning! With a baby due in January, she has a whole year ahead of her to enjoy some downtime with her new arrival. Back when I had my maternity leave, I probably didn’t appreciate the pre-birth part of it as much as I should have. Both pre and post-birth, there is lots of fun to be had, even if you are large, angry, and feeling like you are living in organizational chaos.

1. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep

If this is your first pregnancy, take the beginning of your maternity leave as a golden opportunity to sleep. Trust me, after the birth your sleep patterns are going to revolve around someone very small and loud. If this is your second, third, or even fourth bout of maternity leave, try finding some time to sleep anyway. When your baby arrives, everything will be very exciting. Still, getting some snooze time in now is sensible.

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