Pregnant in Las Vegas


I love Vegas! Its the perfect vacation destination, no matter your situation. It was fun as a child, long before I was legal to party. I enjoyed it in my 20’s, when I could fully participate in Sin City shenanigans. I love Vegas with my kids and I even loved Vegas when I was pregnant! Yes, I was pregnant in Las Vegas and it was fabulous.

Right before Firecracker was due I had the strong urge to visit Vegas. I was 36 weeks pregnant and HotDaddy wasn’t super comfortable with idea, but I assured him that I felt great and needed little babymoon. Now, I had no pregnancy complications and was in good health to travel. Plus, Las Vegas isn’t too far from home, so I felt perfectly comfortable taking a weekend out for some fun in the sun. I was also happened to be pregnant in Vegas the first trimester of my son’s pregnancy, but I didn’t actually know that until I got home.

So, you might asking yourself, “What is there to do while pregnant in Vegas?”

Well, I’ll show you.

Pregnant in Las Vegas

Casinos

First of all, I’m not a prude or overly cautious. I didn’t panic about a lot of the stuff some pregnant women worry about and lived my life fairly unchanged while pregnant, so going to Vegas wasn’t going to be a major shock to my system. People were concerned that I would be in casinos around second-hand smoke. My answer:

Second-hand smoke is an issue almost everywhere in public spaces and I’m not in the casino long enough to worry about it. It’s one weekend out of my pregnancy and I don’t spend all day the casinos anyway.

Pool Days

By day, I spent most my time poolside. It was a great way to get out of the casinos and lounging in the pool was heaven for my achy back. I sipped on virgin Pina Coladas and rocked my flashy tankinis. While pregnant with my daughter I spent a lot of time at the New York New York pool, it was nice a low-key and an easy walk to my favorite pubs. No, I couldn’t drink, but I could still enjoy the atmosphere. You can see more information on staying at NYNY in my post, HERE 0r to book your stay check prices.

Pregnant in Las Vegas

When I was pregnant in Vegas during the first trimester with my son, we stayed at the Mirage. It has one of my favorite pools and great for those who are traveling with kids. Since, I had my daughter by this time, I wanted a little more excitement poolside. You can read more about staying at the Mirage in my post, HERE or to book your stay check prices.

Pregnant in Las Vegas

Preggo Pool Must-Haves:

Sunscreen is necessary whenever you are hanging in sun, but when you are preggo you will want something natural without any harmful chemicals. Plus, you skin can do weird things during pregnancy and you want to irritate it and look rashy poolside. I love Alba Botanica Hawaiian SPF 50 Nourishing Coconut Clear Spray Sunscreen because it is natural, easy to spray, high SPF and smells like coconut. I can’t think of Vegas without smelling coconuts.

Depending on how big your baby bump is, you’ll want to be comfortable. When I was in my first trimester with my son, I still rocked my bikini. However, when I was at the end of my third trimester with my daughter, I felt more comfortable in my tankinis. I am not about one pieces, because when you are preggo you have to pee like every two seconds and don’t want to deal with a one piece. Tankinis are comfortable, easy and can be super cute and fashionable. When you are in Vegas you want something a bit flashy and fun like Huiyuzhi Women’s One Shoulder Ruched Tankini Bikini in Red or Eternatastic Women’s Retro Polka Dot Tankini.


Lastly, you need a good pair of shades. The sun is bright in Vegas and I like to have extra side shields otherwise my eyes water. However, I still like to keep it flashy in the LV. Something the Oversized Shield Sunglasses Womens Trendy Sexy Animal Prints work great and look fabulous.

Nightlife

At night I still hit up all my favorite spots. I got dressed up, puffed up my hair with the easy to use Bump It Up Volume Inserts , went for nice dinners and even enjoyed a single glass of wine. Hanging out at my favorite Irish pub, Nine Fine Irishmen, sipping on non-alcoholic Kaliber, listening to my favorite Irish band Sin E Ri Ra was a blast. I remember sitting on the patio watching my stomach bounce to the best. Even in the womb, Firecracker loved to dance.

Pregnant in Las Vegas

I’m not much of a club person anyway, so bars with live music were great options for me to roll up preggo and plant myself for awhile. I didn’t miss drinking that much, because most bars had plenty of mocktails and non-alcoholic beer to enjoy.

 

Pregnant in Las VegasSHOWS:

Las Vegas is known for their world class entertainment. Even if you are not pregnant, seeing one of the many famous Vegas shows is a must. For pregnant women it is a win-win. You get to sit down in a cool place to relax and be entertained. If you are a fan of the Beatles then you will love LOVE at the Mirage. It is fun, colorful and loaded with great music. Check Ticket Deals.

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EATS

Eating was really fun pregnant, because I could go off on all the fabulous Vegas buffets without worrying about looking bloated in my sexy little dress. Haha! Being pregnant in Las Vegas was probably the most comfortable I’ve been, wardrobe-wise. I did have an awful case of heartburn. TUMS were a necessary travel item on this trip. Since, eating will be a major activity, you want to find some good dining deals. I used LivingSocial to find restaurant and entertainment specials. The more you save the more you can eat, right? Check Deals.

Pregnant in Las Vegas

Fun & Games

Lastly, I gambled. You may not to gamble on the floor with your kids, but you can if they are in your tummy! HotDaddy and I loved relaxing by the Keno and slot machines. We took in all the great Vegas vibes, had some fun and you know what? I think I was lucky, kind of like rubbing a Buddha belly. HotDaddy got 7 out 7 playing Keno. Holla.

Pregnant in Las Vegas

That’s A Wrap!

So how was being pregnant in Las Vegas overall? Great! I really didn’t veer too much off my normal LV routine. I lounged by the pool, I hung out bars, I listened to live music, I ate yummy meals and I gambled. Really, the only thing that changed was that I had to substitute my regular cocktail for a mocktail and I ate TUMS like they are candy. I did have to rest my swollen feet often and I was more tired than normal, but hey, I was pregnant in Las Vegas! Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to stop doing what you love. Of course, you should check with your doctor before making travel plans and listen to your body. Only you know what you are up for. But if you feeling up to it, get out there and enjoy life, baby-bump and all.

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16 Comments
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    grams at January 26, 2015 Reply

    you look so cute prego in vegas love you

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    Sabine at April 25, 2015 Reply

    Lovely post! I did something similar on our babymoon to France and Italy. I truly enjoyed the beach, the sun, the food and the occasional sip of wine 😉 We had a brilliant time and are now waiting for our little one to arrive ( I am due in 2 weeks).
    I found your blog as I am looking for family travel blogs as we will change from travelling as a couple to travelling as a young family.
    Happy Travels!

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      Hot Mama at April 27, 2015 Reply

      Thanks Sabine! Your babymoon to France and Italy sound amazing! I travel a ton with my hubby before having kids, but traveling as a family is so exciting! Congrats on your new addition. You have a lot of wonderful memories in store!!

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    P.A. in Chicago at February 13, 2016 Reply

    Great post! I am *desperate* for a poolside vacay with good food before baby comes. I am 15 weeks and I’ll be towards the end of my 2nd trimester if/when we do go. Due to the Zika virus, Mexico and the Caribbean are out of the question. So I am desperate for a warm weather destination and this post totally helped! You look beautiful and happy in all those pics 🙂

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      Hot Mama at February 16, 2016 Reply

      Thank you Pauline Ann. I love Vegas, so I had to squeeze in a trip before my baby girl arrived. I hear you about the Zika virus! That is scary stuff! California is really warm right now, so a beach vacation in San Diego or Laguna Beach might be fun.

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    Erica at February 21, 2016 Reply

    So happy to stumble upon this, I’m 31 weeks and will be visiting Vegas next week. I’m now looking forward to checking out the Irish Pub since my Fiance is Irish.

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      Hot Mama at February 25, 2016 Reply

      Awesome! So you’ll be preggo in Vegas too! I hope you love Nine Fine Irishmen as much I do! Tell me about it when you get back!

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    Rebecca Young at April 25, 2016 Reply

    So happy to find this today! My husband and I just found out we’re pregnant literally…. (5 weeks) and are headed there on Wednesday. Excited to see that you can still enjoy yourself!!!

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      Hot Mama at April 25, 2016 Reply

      Congratulations! I’m glad you found me too! I headed back to LV in a couple weeks myself (with the kids of course haha). Have a great time!!!

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    Skeeta79 at May 6, 2016 Reply

    Hey, great post – just about to head to LV from London to get some sunshine with hubby and I’ll be about 22 weeks. Just wanted your opinion on eating buffet food and/or if there’s places you’d recommend over others. I havent been super strict about food but there’s the obvious safety things to consider.

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      Hot Mama at May 6, 2016 Reply

      My favorite buffet is Crave at The Mirage. In fact, I’ll be binging there this weekend. Ha. My girl friend just told me that the Cosmo hotel has an amazing buffet called Wicked Spoon. Have fun!

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    Harmony, Momma To Go at April 25, 2017 Reply

    I went to Vegas when I was about 17 weeks pregnant with my first (and went to AC when I was about 30 weeks along) I pretty much did what you did, enjoyed the pool, shopping, gambling and shows. Gorged on the food and didnt drink alcohol. It was pretty much our babymoon with our first. With my second we went on a local weekend away – to Tarry town NY, pretty much to relax and sleep. Got massages, pool, nice dinners. As long as you are healthy and feel good, you can still travel while pregnant.

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      Hot Mama at April 26, 2017 Reply

      Yes, definitely! Minus alcohol and strenuous activities, travel doesn’t have to change too much.

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    Kaila Yu at July 21, 2017 Reply

    Interesting to see Vegas as a destination for when you are pregnant! I am never going to have kids but I do love Vegas for the buffets and the pools!

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      Hot Mama at July 25, 2017 Reply

      Vegas is a destination for me anytime. Ha. Pregnant, with kids and without. I love LV.

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