With Lucas getting closer to his first birthday (already!!) I’ve been thinking back to last year and my final weeks of pregnancy. Lucas was born exactly a week after his due date and I’m pretty sure that that week was the longest week of my life, ha!
Third trimester is hard already and when baby decides to stay inside past the due date it can seem like you’ll be pregnant FOREVER. Like seriously, even though you know that logically you’ll be giving birth soon, your brain basically tricks you into thinking it’s never going to happen.
I know I’m definitely not the only mom who’s felt that way, so today I want to share some ways to encourage a mom who is pregnant past her due date. Hopefully this will help you to be a blessing to the pregnant mom in your life!
And if you are that pregnant mom who is pregnant past her due date, feel free share this article with your family and friends, in case they need a little hint. 😉
How to Encourage a Mom Who’s Pregnant Past Her Due Date
Invite her over for dinner
You don’t feel like cooking when you’re past your due date, trust me. But you also probably don’t feel like sitting around at home, thinking about the fact that you’re still pregnant. An invitation to dinner solves both problems: you don’t have to cook, and you’re distracted from the misery of being 40+ weeks pregnant by the company of friends. Yay!
Pray for her (and tell her that you are!)
Knowing that someone is thinking about you enough to take the time to pray is so encouraging.
Treat her with some pampering
Getting pampered is amazing any time, but when you’re pregnant it’s extra appreciated! Whether it’s a pedicure, a pre-natal massage, or a new haircut, a little pampering will go a long way in encouraging a mom who has passed her due date.
Babysit for her
The end of pregnancy can be harder when you already have kiddos. Free babysitting gives a pregnant mom a chance to get in a little extra sleep or complete some last minute baby prep.
Ask how she is doing
This sounds so basic, but everyone appreciates being checked on. A simple “How are you doing?” can go a long way. Just don’t keep asking if baby has arrived – that can get annoying.
Share some encouraging Bible verses
There are so many encouraging verses in the Bible that are perfect for a mom who’s still pregnant past the due date. I shared some of my favorite verses for labor here and they are perfect for the days leading up to the birth as well!
Send her and her hubby on a date
Date nights may not happen for awhile once baby comes, so send your friend out on a final pre-baby date with her spouse. Pablo and I were able to get away for a night at a hotel right before Lucas was born and it was such a treat, especially because there was a pool which felt sooo good.
Bring her a baby gift – and chocolate
Bringing a baby gift will encourage your mom friend that the end is in sight and she’ll be holding her sweet baby SOON. Chocolate is always a good gift too. 😉
I’d love to hear from you; what ideas do you have for encouraging expectant moms who have passed their due dates? Let me know in the comments!
If you’re pregnant you may also enjoy this post: I don’t love being pregnant – and that’s ok!