In my experience, Valentine’s Day is not the worst holiday to be pregnant (it's Arbor Day, obviously). It doesn’t require the same preparation and planning as other winter holidays, there are plenty of sweets to be had, and romantic partners generally attempt to spoil one another. Hello, yes, I’ll take all the spoiling I can get right now. If my spouse is, in fact, reading this, perhaps I’ll even make things easy on him and spell out a list of things every pregnant woman wants for Valentine’s Day. And, if he’s not reading this right now, maybe it will be of help to the partners and loved ones of all the other women currently with child (enthusiastic shoutout to Jay Z).
Of course, I’m speaking pretty broadly here, so of course the pregnant person in your life may have other wants and needs. She may be one of those splendid, glamorous pregnant woman who always appears in stock photography, or one of those woodland nymphs who claims to love pregnancy, and has desires more, like, flower crowns and fairy dust and garments made with long, flowy fabric. Or, she may be experiencing a pregnancy like mine, which is full of minor inconveniences and struggles, pants with elastic waistbands, and donuts. Either way, here’s a place to start when it comes to planning for Valentine’s Day: