17 Fun & Easy Hobbies for Pregnant Women

When you’re expecting, sometimes you find yourself with a little more time on your hands. If exercising, tending a garden, or meditation isn’t your thing, youll love the pregnancy activities Mckayla, author of hobbymoms.com, gives us in this article. The best hobbies for pregnant women!

Let’s dive in!

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Hobbies are one of the best ways to relieve stress – especially for expecting women. Pregnancy can be one of the most stressful times we experience as moms. All of the unknowns can make feeling calm and balanced nearly impossible.

Finding a hobby to relax is one of the best things you can do.

My favorite hobbies to start while pregnant are the ones that involve your little one too. Prepping for a baby is can be a stressful experience, but it can also be a fun experience when you turn it into a hobby! Some of the most memorable baby items come from something you handmake!

Here are 17 hobby ideas for pregnant moms to help you pick which one to start!


The Best Hobby Ideas for Expecting Moms

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One of the most common questions I get is “Can you start a hobby while pregnant?” and yes, you absolutely can! While pregnancy is probably not the time to start mountain climbing or running, there are tons of relaxing and creative hobbies to try when you’re pregnant – ones that require little to no skill!


Coloring is one of the most relaxing hobbies to have that requires no skill (although you can create some amazing pictures). There are tons of coloring books designed for adults!

Check out some calming mandala coloring books and even Harry Potter-inspired coloring books.


As an avid bookworm, reading is one of my go-to hobbies. It’s the perfect way to relax and give your brain a break during pregnancy. You can try reading classic, physical books or download the Kindle app or invest in a Kindle reader for something better for the on-the-go.


Crochet can create some of the most amazing things, but it doesn’t actually take a lot of skill to do. There are tons of easy how-to kits online, but the easiest to follow along with is a Wooble crochet kit.


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Baking is a great hobby to start during pregnancy! You can try baking bread or try your hand at baking desserts. Either way, you’ll have something tasty to look forward to at the end of the day.


Similar to crochet, embroidery doesn’t take skill to start, just patience. Hand embroidery can create beautiful pictures on fabric, and once you get the hang of it you can embroider your baby’s onesies!

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    Aka decorating your nursery! Interior design and decorating is something you can easily do at home. You can decorate your main spaces and even tackle the nursery while you wait on your little one to be born.

    To help you get started, here’s a special treat just for you. Grab a free nursery setup printable. It’ll make organizing and decorating your baby’s space a breeze.

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    Just as many mamas start blogs to get their thoughts out, you can start a blog too! Blogging as a hobby is similar to journaling, but you have readers and can build a fun and supportive community of other women who are in the same stage of motherhood as you!


    Take some time to write down your memories during this incredible journey.

    Journaling is a hobby that you can start during pregnancy and continue postpartum and far in the future. It helps you get your thoughts down on paper, typically with the help of a short prompt. 

    Learn a New Language

    Did you know that the best time to learn a new language is before the age of 10? Yep! So why not pick up a new language as your hobby during pregnancy and you can teach your child as they grow up? Plus, this will keep your brain engage and learning too.


    While yoga is a physical activity, there are multiple versions of yoga that can be adapted to fit your personal health and skill level. Yoga has many health benefits and can help you prepare for birth. Always consult with your doctor before trying anything new!

    Plus, prenatal yoga helps you relax and learn positions that will be super helpful for your upcoming labor!


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    For most people, knitting is more difficult than crochet. Knitting can create some of the cutest pieces for your baby and, once you get the basics down, you can find a ton of free patterns on Pinterest.


    Photography is a great hobby to have as a mother, it will help you take beautiful pictures of all the memorable moments you’ll experience as they grow up. Plus, you don’t need a fancy camera to get started – your smartphone will work perfectly!


    Calligraphy is a budget-friendly creative hobby to start while pregnant. It also requires very little skill to get started and you can find hundreds of resources on Pinterest and Etsy to help you improve your skills. Now, you will have to purchase a starter kit to make sure you have the correct equipment to get started.


    If you’re also planning on getting into photography, scrapbooking will let you keep all those photos in one place ready to look back on!

    It can be as busy as you like or as simple, it’s all based on your personal preferences.


    Sewing is a more complicated and costly hobby to start – at least if you want to make it a bit less time-consuming by investing in a sewing machine. But, sewing can give you the opportunity to make clothes for yourself and your baby. 

    Creative Writing

    If you love writing, but not about yourself and your experiences, creative writing is for you! Creative writing is a great way to express yourself creatively while pregnant while building your skill for writing. You can write whatever you want! Romance, historical fiction, fantasy – whatever makes you happy!


    Quilting is a sewing activity that does not require a sewing machine and can actually be more relaxing without one. You get to put fabric squares together to create a blanket that you can use for years to come. The skill will come in handy when your baby outgrows the baby stage too. You can gather up your favorite onesies and outfits to make a memory quilt!

    Let Us Know: What Are Your Favorite Hobbies During Pregnancy?

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    It’s important to find fun things to do during pregnancy. Whether it’s coloring, reading, crochet, or creative writing, embrace your creative side and take a little time for yourself before the baby comes. And when in doubt, there’s nothing wrong with just taking a babymoon 😉

    Motherhood is an incredible journey, but let’s not forget to prioritize self-care and give ourselves some love too. So, go ahead, explore these activities, and make the most of this precious time with your little bundle of joy.

    You deserve it, Mama! Enjoy!

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