Even though they may not have the actual baby in their arms quite yet, pregnant women can (and should) absolutely celebrate Mother's Day if they choose to. If you’re unsure of how to honor these extraordinary women, know that there are plenty of things to say to a pregnant mom on Mother’s Day to help ensure that they feel loved and lifted up right alongside every other mom, grandma, stepmom, and other mothering-type figures out there.
Unfortunately, I’ve never seen a Mother’s Day greeting card that reads, “You’re going to be such a great mom when your baby is born!” (If anyone at Hallmark is reading this, would you go ahead and jump on that idea please?) Despite a lack of conventional card choices, expectant moms totally count when it comes to women who deserve an all-out celebration on the second Sunday in May. They’re gearing up to raise another human being soon and can use all of the support you have to give.
Honestly, pregnant moms probably deserve their very own holiday, but until that idea catches on, you can use the phrases below to express your gratitude and appreciation on Mother’s Day. It's OK to let them know that this day is for them, too, and it's even better to acknowledge their feelings and needs during this special time. Here’s a bit of inspiration if you need it: