14 Perfect Pregnancy Date Night Ideas for Every Trimester

Dates when you're pregnant might take more careful planning, but they can still be full of adventure and romance.

Published January 24, 2024
pregnant couple in the city

If you're too exhausted in the first trimester to dream up some romantic pregnant date ideas, we've got you covered. For every trimester there's a date that's doable and fun for you and your partner. Make the most of this time before the baby arrives and reconnect with your sweetheart on a date that's perfect for those expecting. 

Gentle Date Ideas for the First Trimester of Pregnancy

The first trimester is full of excitement but it's usually lacking in energy. You might experience a little morning sickness and a lot of exhaustion during this time. What you need are some gentle dates that make keeping romance alive doable while you're pregnant.

Have a Baby Movie Day

If you're struggling with low energy or needing to be close to a bathroom during the first trimester, you might enjoy a gentle movie day. Choose films that feature baby-centered storylines to honor your little growing bean.

  • Father of the Bride Part II
  • Baby Boom 
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Life as We Know It
  • Juno
  • Knocked Up
  • Baby Mama
  • Waitress

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Dedicate Time & Space to Snuggles

You might not be willing to give up your nap or relaxation time during those first weeks of pregnancy. So, invite your partner to join you. Create a cozy space in bed, by the fireplace, or on the couch, and spend the day snuggling and snoozing together.

Stroll Around the Bookstore

If you're longing to get out of the house but keep the approach gentle, try a bookstore stroll. You can grab a decaf coffee and wander through the children's section together as you dream about reading to your little one later in the year.

Quick Tip

Look for books you both enjoyed as children and revisit the whimsy together or make a list of books you would love to share with your child.

Exciting Date Ideas for the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

The second trimester means your morning sickness and longing for naps could be decreasing and your energy levels are shooting up. You've got that gorgeous pregnancy glow and you're ready to show off your growing bump. 

Go Dancing

If your energy is back and you want to show off that budding bump, a night of dancing might do the trick. Show off your bump and your skills in a fun outfit and go out dancing with your partner. Just use caution on your more adventurous dance moves. 

Try All the Food Spots

pregnant couple going to dinner

A lot can happen while you're getting through the first trimester. Once your appetite is back, hit up some new local spots or try some new foods together. You might be able to satisfy some of those pregnancy cravings while you're at it. 

Quick Tip

While there are tons of foods to enjoy while you're pregnant, there are a few that medical professionals recommend avoiding, so just know what to watch out for before you hit the restaurant. 

Make Mocktails at Home

You're living the mocktail life for the next few months, so you may as well embrace it. Spend an evening making pregnancy-friendly mocktails and enjoying each other's company at home.

Helpful Hack

Add romance to the evening and share your mocktails under the stars or snuggled up in bed. 

Try a Double Date

With your energy climbing and your nausea subsiding, you might finally feel like the company of friends. Plan a double date for food, a movie, or an exciting activity to catch up with your pals while spending quality time with your partner. 

Related: 15 Double Date Ideas You'll Want to Try

Restful Date Ideas for the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

You might be slowing down a bit during the third trimester, but you can still enjoy some exciting dates that help you prioritize rest. For going out or staying in, give these pregnancy-friendly dates a try. 

Schedule a Couple's Massage

Your growing baby means growing strain on your body, especially in the third trimester. Ease your discomfort while spending time with your sweetheart and schedule a couple's massage.

Need to Know

You can ask for a prenatal massage so your experience is specifically catered to your pregnancy needs. 

Take a Dip Together

The extra weight you're carrying in the third trimester is all for the benefit of your baby. But it can start to feel uncomfortable. Spend some time in the water with your partner to ease your joints and spark a little romance. 

Have a Great Conversation on a Walk

pregnant couple walking

Walks are great throughout pregnancy. You might be moving a bit slower in your third trimester, inviting plenty of time for great conversation with your partner as you stroll along. 

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Make Doctor Appointments Fun

The final weeks of pregnancy usually bring more frequent doctor appointments. Make these prenatal obligations more exciting by bringing your partner along and carving out some extra time for food, rest, and fun. 

Pregnant Date Ideas for Being on Bed Rest

Pregnancy is a different experience for each person and each pregnancy. If you're trying to prioritize your relationship while on bed rest, try these easy at-home date ideas. 

Make a Message for Baby

If you're staying in bed or trying to move around as little as possible, now is a great time to create future messages for your little one. Spend time with your partner writing letters to your baby or creating a video where you both tell the story of how you met or how excited you are to bring your baby into the world. 

Watch the Sunset 

When you're stuck in bed you might appreciate the smaller things in life a little more. Move near a window or a comfortable outdoor space and enjoy watching the sunset with your partner. You can include favorite foods or mood music to add more romance to the occasion. 

Try a Date Night Subscription Box

If you can't go out and have fun, let the fun come to you. A date night subscription box provides everything you need for a date night in the comfort of your own home. Try Date Night In Boxes for creative and themed date nights or Datebox Club for playful dates you can do in the comfort of your own home. 

Expect Some Sweet Moments While You're Expecting

Even when you're not feeling your best, being pregnant can be a special time for you and your partner. No matter what date night you choose, there are sure to be some sweet moments you can share as a couple while you're little one is kicking and growing. 

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14 Perfect Pregnancy Date Night Ideas for Every Trimester