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.
At a Glance...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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