It may seem like a long way off, but before you know it the big day will be just around the corner, and we’re not talking about Christmas!

But if you’re pregnant it might not always feel like the most wonderful time of the year.

However, even if you’re suffering during the holiday season you can definitely enjoy Christmas as much as you always have – just think of all those bump friendly Christmas jumpers!?

So instead of dwelling on all the things you can’t do, look at the positives with these five handy tips to making it a Christmas to remember.

1. Change your social life accordingly

Up until now your festive get together with the girls has probably involved too much wine and dancing, but obviously this year things will be different and you’ll have to plan to enjoy yourself accordingly. Think a dinner party, show or Christmas market with friends. Let’s face it, your Christmases won’t be the same again after this, so you may as well make the change now.

2. Shop smart

Another benefit of being pregnant at Christmas is that you have the perfect excuse to sit at home while your partner takes directions on food and gift shopping. Failing that, head online to do your festive shopping – most stores offer delivery options right up until Christmas Eve, so you can avoid the rush and take the weight off your feet.

3. Focus your emotions

Christmas is the time for some seriously soppy TV and movies. So if you find things all getting too much, simply indulge those hormones with a box of chocolates, comfy quilt and a good old cry fest. You’ll feel a million times better afterwards.

4. Delegate tasks

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and also look after yourself. So if that means asking relatives to muck-in when it comes to cooking Christmas dinner or your partner to untangle the tree lights because you’re shattered, then ask away

5. Think ahead

You might not be a mother just yet, but by the time next Christmas rolls around you will be. So use this festive period to think of all the things you’ll want to do in 12 months time with your little one. This could be decorations you might want to make, films you’ll want to see, games you want to play… Trust us, next year you won’t have time!