Different people experience pregnancy differently, it's a well know fact.
So when I was umm-ing and arr-ing about going to the Green Day gig at the Emirates Stadium in London as I was settling into my 2nd trimester, different people had different pieces of advice for me.
In the end, I felt I'd be fine, just so long as I was sensible with myself.
Besides, we've all got to go out and have some fun!
So, with the festival season upon us, I thought I'd share some advice myself.
Firstly - what on earth to wear?!
You and you're little growing bump are going to be in these clothes for the whole day. I was getting a lift with some friends, so had to consider being sat down for a long time and then walking to the stadium and standing and dancing away to Green Day. Whatever I was going to choose, comfort had to be top of the list, but it's a gig! I didn't really want to rock up in baggy trousers and my other half's hoody. So comfortable but fun...
I decided that prego pants were a must! (H&M)
They're way too big for me at the moment, so I roll down the tops, but they're so comfy to wear, I knew that I'd be just fine in them!
A simple, black strappy top to keep me nice and cool and sneakily cover the rolled down top of my maternity trousers (H&M) and a pretty, light shirt that was a 'hand-me-down' from my sister. It's a wonderful light colour covered in cute, bright owls! I love it!
And if you're going sensible with the clothing, you absolutely have to brighten yourself up with jewellery and accessories!
I went for a bright flowery necklace that I picked up from Accessorize a few years ago and a corded, rose quartz pendant, a few bangles and rings and I was set.
Except for one very important little treat for myself...
New summery Converse!
I LOVE them so much!
So, feeling good and ready to go, but I am a pregnant lady, and there are a few things I need to remember when I'm at a gig.
Food - make sure you eat during the day. Now food at these places isn't going to be great, so I packed my bag with little snacks and lots of water. Some places don't allow you to take food and drink in, so make sure you can find places to get bottles of water from (keep hydrated!), and try and use your common sense when buying food from a stand.
Seating - If there is seating, great! Listed to your body, when you're tired, have a rest, don't push it. No one's going to mind if you're the only one sitting and I think it's best to play it safe rather than tire yourself out completely. If you're not in a seating area, find a space at the back where it's not so crowded and sit on the floor. Make sure you're not hidden though, you don't want people falling over you!
Toilets - Yep, you're a pregnant lady, you know how it goes. Make sure you know where the nearest toilet is.
And above all, enjoy yourself! You've got a wonderful little someone growing away inside you, and they're probably enjoying the gig just as much!